THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANTHROPOMETRIC PARAMETERS, BODY COMPOSITION AND EXPLOSIVE POWER IN CADET WRESTLERS

Authors Bahman Mirzaei
bmirzaei2000@yahoo.com
The University of Guilan
P.O. Box 1841, Rasht, Iran

Navid Lotfi
bmirzaei2000@yahoo.com
The University of Guilan
P.O. Box 1841, Rasht, Iran

Payam Saeidi
bmirzaei2000@yahoo.com
The University of Guilan
P.O. Box 1841, Rasht, Iran

Abstract Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between anthropometric parameters, body composition and explosive power in cadet wrestlers. Methods: Seventeen male cadet wrestlers (age = 15.6 ± 0.73 yrs) from the Kurdistan province wrestling clubs participated in this study. Body composition (percent body fat), anthropometric parameters (height, sitting height, arm-span, upper arm length, leg length, upper leg length, arm circumference, middle thigh and calf circumference), explosive power (standing long jump and Medicine ball throw tests) were measured. Results: Explosive power of upper body was significantly correlated with sitting height arm-span, upper arm length, arm circumference, weight (p < 0.01) and %BF (p < 0.05). Explosive power of lower body was significantly correlated with sitting height, arm-span and weight (p<0.01). No significant correlation was found between explosive power of lower body and leg length, upper leg length, middle thigh circumference and maximum calf circumference (p>0.01) Explosive power of upper body was also significantly correlated with explosive power of lower body (p<0.01). Conclusion: Explosive power is an important parameter in wrestling. Having a high level of power along with an appropriate arm-span helps to the wrestler for performing techniques successfully in competition. Our study suggested that height isn't the only parameter affecting talent identification and other parameters such as arm span and sitting height should be seriously considered when criteria for the selection of a wrestler are set.
Key words wrestling; testing; performance; talent identification;
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