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Knechtle, B; Wirth, A; Knechtle, P; Rosemann, T (2009). Moderate association of anthropometry, but not training volume, with race performance in male ultraendurance cyclists. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80(3):563-568.

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In 28 male Caucasian nonprofessional ultracyclists, we investigated whether anthropometry or training volume had an influence on race speed in the 600 km at the Swiss Cycling Marathon 2007. Anthropometric parameters (age, body mass, body height, skinfold thicknesses) were determined before the race to calculate body mass index and percent body fat. In addition, participants, using a training diary, recorded their training volume in hours and kilometers in the 3 months before the race. The influence of anthropometry and training volume on speed in the race as the dependent variable was investigated in a multiple linear regression model. Anthropometry showed a moderate association with speed in the race (r2 = .178, p < .05), whereas training volume showed no association (r2 = .000, p > .05). We concluded that anthropometry had a greater influence on race performance than training volume in recreational ultraendurance cyclists.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of General Practice
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:19 Mar 2010 13:36
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 20:49
Publisher:American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
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PubMed ID:19791642
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