The importance of measuring body composition in professional football players: A commentary

Mills, Claire D and De Ste Croix, Mark B and Cooper, Stephen-Mark (2017) The importance of measuring body composition in professional football players: A commentary. Sport and Exercise Medicine Open Journal. ISSN 2379-6375

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Abstract

Professional football players are not considered to be excessively fat, but there is continuous pressure made by managers, coaches and physiotherapists to monitor players’ body composition to help reach optimal performance potential (Stewart, 2006). Consequently, it is not uncommon for sport scientists to assume responsibility for monitoring and managing their players’ body composition over the playing season. As body fat is one of the main factors affecting body composition, the knowledge and understanding of whole body density and how it influences the body could be useful to quantify the effectiveness of a prescribed training programme and/or optimal performance potential.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV0711 Coaching
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV861 Ball games: Baseball, football, golf, etc.
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Claire Mills
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 14:57
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 08:24
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4422

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