DEPENDENCIES ON FITNESS ABILITIES AND BODY COMPOSITION OF CHILDREN IN YOUNGER SCHOOL AGE

Tomáš Willwéber, Ivan Čillík

In this contribution, we present the results of selected fitness abilities and body composition of children in younger school age. The aim of this research is specification of dependence of fitness abilities and the parameters of body composition of 6-7 years old children. The sample consisted of 60 probands (40 boys and 20 girls) with decimal average age 6.73 ±0.3 year. We used the following tests to diagnose fitness abilities: standing long jump, kneeling overhead medicine ball toss, 4 x 10 m shuttle run, frequency of lower limbs during 6 s, endurance shuttle run. We used direct analysis of the segmented multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance (BIA) to find out the parameters of body composition. The results of measurements were compared to each other and evaluated using statistical methods. When comparing the parameters of fitness abilities in intersexual comparison, we found out that the boys had achieved better average results in all perfomed tests, but not statistically significant. In some parameters showing a nutritional status were confirmed intersexual differences also statistically in favor of boys. In parameters of body composition, we recorded statistical significance with kneeling overhead medicine ball toss, 4 x 10 m shuttle run and with endurance shuttle run. We also recommend detecting the level of parameters of body composition, when testing mentioned fitness abilities.

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