Body Composition of Soccer Players
15 Pages Posted: 1 Jan 2020
Date Written: December 12, 2019
The aim of this research was to determine the differences among the soccer players of the soccer club in Montenegro, FC Buducnost and the soccer players of the soccer club in Bosnia and Herzegovina FC Siroki Brijeg, in the anthropometric characteristics and body composition. A sample of 52 subjects was divided into two sub-samples. The first sub-sample of the subjects consisted of 30 soccer players of FC Buducnost of the average age 22.73±4.33, the champions of the Montenegro Championship in the season 2016/17, while the other sub-sample consisted of 22 players of FC Siroki Brijeg of the average age of 24.00±6.22, the champions of the Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the season 2016/17. Soccer players were tested immediately after the end of the competition season 2016/17. Anthropometric characteristics in the body composition were evaluated by a battery of 10 variables: body height, body weight, waist circumference, triceps skinfold, biceps skinfold, skinfold of the back, abdominal skinfold, body mass index, fat percentage and muscle mass. The significance of the differences between the soccer players of the top two soccer clubs in the anthropometric characteristics and variables for assessing body composition was determined by a t-test for independent samples. It was found that the soccer players of the two mentioned clubs have statistically significant differences by the three variables that estimate the triceps skinfold, biceps skinfold and abdominal skinfold, in a favor of FC Siroki Brijeg.
Keywords: soccer, FC Buducnost, FC Siroki Brijeg, anthropometric characteristics, body composition
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