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Title: Allometric associations between body size, shape, and physical performance of Greek children.
Authors: Nevill, Alan M.
Tsiotra, Georgia D.
Tsimeas, P. D.
Koutedakis, Yiannis
Affiliation: School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall WS1 3BD, UK.
Citation: Pediatric exercise science 2009, 21 (2):220-32
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Journal: Pediatric exercise science
Issue Date: 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/76914
PubMed ID: 19556627
Additional Links: http://hk.humankinetics.com/PES/viewarticle.cfm?jid=J4WydcaMC4HcnyW4C2Kxr48AN8Fgq367X8P&aid=16995&site=J4WydcaMC4HcnyW4C2Kxr48AN8Fgq367X8P
Abstract: We adopted allometric models to identify the most appropriate body size/shape characteristics associated with physical performance activities of Greek school children. Children underwent assessments for aerobic and anaerobic fitness, flexibility and hand-grip strength. Results suggest that the inverse Ponderal index and not BMI is the most appropriate body-shape indicator associated with running and jumping activities. Height was negatively associated with flexibility, but both height and weight were positively associated with hand-grip strength. In conclusion, allometric models provide a valuable insight into the most appropriate body size and shape characteristics associated with children's physical performances and at the same time ensure valid inference when investigating group/population differences (e.g., between gender and maturation status).
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Allometric models
Body size characteristics
Body shape characteristics
Children
Physical performance
ISSN: 0899-8493
Appears in Collections: Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group
Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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