Assessing Body Composition of Professional Athletes by rt3463df

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									Assessing Body Composition
  of Professional Athletes


         Will Colbert
         Kurt Jerrett
       Alexandre Blais
              Athletes
All athletes have different reasons behind
     having body composition assessed
         • Meet a certain standard
          • Improve performance
           • Personal preference
               • Health risks
                    Reasons
Endurance athletes
• Gains in fat weight =
  reduction in maximal
  aerobic capacity and
  impair movement
  efficiency
Power sports Athletes
• Excessive fat affects
  explosiveness
  Losing weight may cause
  muscle loss, not just fat
  tissue
Methods
    • Hydrostatic weighing
      = good (not problem
      free)
    • Skin-fold
      measurements =
      good (variables)
    • Bod Pod = perfect
• It’s possible to lose up to 10 pounds as body fluid
  within a few days, but it’s not fat!




•   If food intake is cut too much, the body goes into a catabolic state
         Elite Athletes
             Mesomorphs




Endomorphs                Ectomorphs
King James




6.7% Body Fat, 6’8” 250lbs
      T.O.




3% Body Fat, 6’3” 224lbs
    Eldrick




5% Body Fat, 6’1” 185lbs
      A-Rod




16% to 7% Body Fat, 6’3” 225lbs
Hott Rodd




7.5% Body Fat, 6’1” 180lbs
       BIG Z




8.5% Body Fat, 6’9” 260lbs
    Assessing body composition of professional
                baseball players



•   Outfielders average 8.4% body fat

•   Infielders average 9.3% body fat

•   Catchers average 9.7% body fat

•   Pitchers average 10.4% body fat


     • The body composition of a
     baseball player depends on
     their movement patterns and
     defensive requirement
               Variables
• http://www.beyondma
  ss.com/forums/showt
  hread/t-5939.html
Last slide…thanks

								
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