100-m Breaststroke Swimming Performance in Youth Swimmers: The Predictive Value of Anthropometrics.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621203
Title:
100-m Breaststroke Swimming Performance in Youth Swimmers: The Predictive Value of Anthropometrics.
Authors:
Sammoud, Senda; Nevill, Alan M.; Negra, Yassine; Bouguezzi, Raja; Chaabene, Helmi; Hachana, Younés
Abstract:
This study aimed to estimate the optimal body size, limb segment length, and girth or breadth ratios of 100-m breaststroke performance in youth swimmers. In total, 59 swimmers [male: n = 39, age = 11.5 (1.3) y; female: n = 20, age = 12.0 (1.0) y] participated in this study. To identify size/shape characteristics associated with 100-m breaststroke swimming performance, we computed a multiplicative allometric log-linear regression model, which was refined using backward elimination. Results showed that the 100-m breaststroke performance revealed a significant negative association with fat mass and a significant positive association with the segment length ratio (arm ratio = hand length/forearm length) and limb girth ratio (girth ratio = forearm girth/wrist girth). In addition, leg length, biacromial breadth, and biiliocristal breadth revealed significant positive associations with the 100-m breaststroke performance. However, height and body mass did not contribute to the model, suggesting that the advantage of longer levers was limb-specific rather than a general whole-body advantage. In fact, it is only by adopting multiplicative allometric models that the previously mentioned ratios could have been derived. These results highlighted the importance of considering anthropometric characteristics of youth breaststroke swimmers for talent identification and/or athlete monitoring purposes. In addition, these findings may assist orienting swimmers to the appropriate stroke based on their anthropometric characteristics.
Citation:
100-m Breaststroke Swimming Performance in Youth Swimmers: The Predictive Value of Anthropometrics. 2018:1-9 Pediatr Exerc Sci
Publisher:
Human Kinetics
Journal:
Pediatric exercise science
Issue Date:
16-Mar-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621203
DOI:
10.1123/pes.2017-0220
PubMed ID:
29546801
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0899-8493
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorSammoud, Sendaen
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.en
dc.contributor.authorNegra, Yassineen
dc.contributor.authorBouguezzi, Rajaen
dc.contributor.authorChaabene, Helmien
dc.contributor.authorHachana, Younésen
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-27T09:30:48Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-27T09:30:48Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-16-
dc.identifier.citation100-m Breaststroke Swimming Performance in Youth Swimmers: The Predictive Value of Anthropometrics. 2018:1-9 Pediatr Exerc Scien
dc.identifier.issn0899-8493en
dc.identifier.pmid29546801-
dc.identifier.doi10.1123/pes.2017-0220-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621203-
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to estimate the optimal body size, limb segment length, and girth or breadth ratios of 100-m breaststroke performance in youth swimmers. In total, 59 swimmers [male: n = 39, age = 11.5 (1.3) y; female: n = 20, age = 12.0 (1.0) y] participated in this study. To identify size/shape characteristics associated with 100-m breaststroke swimming performance, we computed a multiplicative allometric log-linear regression model, which was refined using backward elimination. Results showed that the 100-m breaststroke performance revealed a significant negative association with fat mass and a significant positive association with the segment length ratio (arm ratio = hand length/forearm length) and limb girth ratio (girth ratio = forearm girth/wrist girth). In addition, leg length, biacromial breadth, and biiliocristal breadth revealed significant positive associations with the 100-m breaststroke performance. However, height and body mass did not contribute to the model, suggesting that the advantage of longer levers was limb-specific rather than a general whole-body advantage. In fact, it is only by adopting multiplicative allometric models that the previously mentioned ratios could have been derived. These results highlighted the importance of considering anthropometric characteristics of youth breaststroke swimmers for talent identification and/or athlete monitoring purposes. In addition, these findings may assist orienting swimmers to the appropriate stroke based on their anthropometric characteristics.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHuman Kineticsen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Pediatric exercise scienceen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectallometric modelen
dc.subjectgirths and breadthsen
dc.subjectlimb lengthsen
dc.subjectmaturityen
dc.title100-m Breaststroke Swimming Performance in Youth Swimmers: The Predictive Value of Anthropometrics.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPediatric exercise scienceen
dc.date.accepted2018-01-15-
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