Bioelectrical impedance vs anthropometric determination of body composition in elite basketball referees

Leicht, A.S. (2002) Bioelectrical impedance vs anthropometric determination of body composition in elite basketball referees. In: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport: 2002 Australian conference of science and medicine in sport: sports medicine and science at the extremes (5(4) Supplement 1), p. 56. From: 2002ACSMS: 2002 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport: Sports Medicine and Science at the Extremes, 12-16 October 2002, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

The use of a simple, quick and cost-effective method to determine body composition is becomingly increasingly important for professional sporting organizations. The aim of this study was to compare bioelectrical impedance (BI) and anthropometric methodologies in determining body composition of elite basketball referees. Twenty-six referees (age - 37.4 ± 9.4 yr; height - 179.0 ± 5.5 cm; mass - 82.6 ± 9.4 kg) volunteered for this study during a national pre-season tournament. Each referee was euhydrated as determined by urine specific gravity (<1.029) using a refractometer. Body composition was determined via BI (TANITA TBF-531A scales) and a restricted anthropometric profile (LIFESIZE) in accordance with ISAK guidelines. Significant correlations were obtained between BI (adult mode) and LIFESIZE body fat% equations (r>0.69, p<0.001), and BI (adult mode) and sum of 4-9 skinfolds (r>0.69, p<0.001). Similar correlations were obtained for BI (athlete mode) (body fat%, r>0.72, p<0.001; sum of 4-9 skinfolds, r>0.69, p<0.001) despite a significantly lower body fat% compared to BI (adult mode) (2.8-10.0%, p<0.001). Regression equations for the prediction of body fat% and sum of 4-9 skinfolds from BI were determined. Bioelectrical impedance (TANITA TBF-531A scales) provides a simple, cost-effective and comparable method to anthropometry for determining body composition of elite basketball referees.

Item ID: 15969
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: athlete, body composition
ISBN: 978-1-875334-10-0
ISSN: 1440-2440
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2012 06:28
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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