COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENTAND BODY COMPOSITION BETWEEN ELITE BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

Rašid Hadzic, Duško Bjelica, Stevo Popovic

The purpose of this study was to describe anthropometric characteristics and body composition of elite basketball and volleyball players and to make comparison between them. Fifty-nine males were enrolled in the study divided into three groups: fourteen basketball players, fourteen volleyball players and thirty-one healthy sedentary subjects. All respondents were assessed for the anthropometric measures required for the calculation of body composition variables, using standardized procedure recommended by established literature. Data was analyzed using SPSS and the descriptive statistics were expressed as mean (SD) for each variable, while ANOVA and LSD Post Hoc test were carried out to detect the effects of each type of sport. The results showed there was no significant difference in body mass index among the groups, while a significant difference was found for body height, body weight and all contents of body among the groups: muscle, bone and fat content.

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