Allometric associations between body size, shape, and physical performance of Greek children.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/76914
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
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).
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
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0899-8493
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group; Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.-
dc.contributor.authorTsiotra, Georgia D.-
dc.contributor.authorTsimeas, P. D.-
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannis-
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-11T13:01:37Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-11T13:01:37Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationPediatric exercise science 2009, 21 (2):220-32en
dc.identifier.issn0899-8493-
dc.identifier.pmid19556627-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/76914-
dc.description.abstractWe 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).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHuman Kinetics, Inc.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://hk.humankinetics.com/PES/viewarticle.cfm?jid=J4WydcaMC4HcnyW4C2Kxr48AN8Fgq367X8P&aid=16995&site=J4WydcaMC4HcnyW4C2Kxr48AN8Fgq367X8Pen
dc.subjectAllometric modelsen
dc.subjectBody size characteristicsen
dc.subjectBody shape characteristicsen
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectPhysical performanceen
dc.titleAllometric associations between body size, shape, and physical performance of Greek children.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall WS1 3BD, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalPediatric exercise scienceen

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