NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ870171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Body Mass and Circumference of Upper Arm Are Associated with Race Performance in Ultraendurance Runners in a Multistage Race--The Isarrun 2006
Knechtle, Beat; Duff, Brida; Welzel, Ulrich; Kohler, Gotz
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v80 n2 p262-268 Jun 2009
In the present study, we investigated the association of anthropometric parameters with race performance in ultraendurance runners in a multistage ultraendurance run, in which athletes had to run 338 km within 5 consecutive days. In 17 male successful finishers, calculations of body mass, body height, skinfold thicknesses, extremity circumference, skeletal muscle mass (SM), and percentage body fat (%BF) were performed before the race to correlate anthropometric parameters with race performance. A positive association was shown between total running time and both body mass (r[superscript 2] = 0.29, p less than 0.05) and upper arm circumference (r[superscript 2] = 0.23, p less than 0.05). In contrast, body height, skinfold thicknesses, extremity circumference, SM, and %BF showed no association with race performance (p greater than 0.05). We concluded that in a multistage ultraendurance run, body mass and upper arm circumference were negatively associated with race performance in well experienced ultraendurance runners. In contrast, body height, skinfold thicknesses, circumferences of the other extremities, SM, and %BF showed no association with race performance. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail: info@aahperd.org; Web site: http://www.aahperd.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany