RELATION BETWEEN PERFORMANCE AND ANTROPOMETRIC AND FUNCTIONAL PROFILES OF OPTIMIST SAILORS
Keywords: Anthropometrics, Optimist, Young Sailors, Juvenile/Infantile athletes
AbstractThis study investigates the relation between anthropometric and functional characteristics of juvenile/infantile categories and their results at the State Optimist Class Sailing Championship of 2006 held in Rio de Janeiro. A group of 50 male sailors of both categories were evaluated. The juvenile category presented superior height, as expected, and a lower fat percentage in relation to the infantile category, maintainig the body mass index (BMI) and body mass similar. The number of training sessions, the manual strength and weight presented significant correlation with the performance.
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