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ANTHROPOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS OF FEMALE BASKETBALL PLAYERS: SOMATOTYPE AND BODY COMPOSITION VALUES

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Author(s): Yener BEKTAŞ | Başak Koca Özer | Timur Gültekin | Mehmet Sağır | Galip Akın

Journal: Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi
ISSN 1307-6477

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: anthropometry | body composition | somatotype | basketball | sports

ABSTRACT
This study aimed to analyse the somatotype and body composition characteristics of female basketball players and to demonstrate the changes between different category levels. For this purpose 37 female basketball players were subjected from Et-Balik Sports Club representing 4 different categories. 11 anthropometric measurements; body weight, height, humerus and femur bicondylar breadth, biceps, triceps, subscapular, suprailiac and thigh skinfold thickness, biceps and thigh circumference data were collected according to the International Biological Programme (IBP) and International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK). The mean age of the subjects were 13.84 + 4.34 (year) where weight 55.4 + 15.7 (kg) and height 162.2 + 11.6 (cm). Study results showed gradual increase tendency in body fat pattern through categories. Subsequently body somatotypes were differed between categories as well. As a general tendency the somatotype characteristics of the subjects were found to be endomorphic mesomorph.
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