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Body mass and circumference of upper arm are associated with race performance in ultraendurance runners in a multistage race--the Isarrun 2006


Knechtle, B; Duff, B; Welzel, U; Kohler, G (2009). Body mass and circumference of upper arm are associated with race performance in ultraendurance runners in a multistage race--the Isarrun 2006. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80(2):262-268.

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In the present study, we investigated the association of anthropometric parameters with race performance in ultraendurance runners in a multistage ultraendurance run, in which athletes had to run 338 km within 5 consectitive days. In 17 male successful finishers, calculations of body mass, body height, skinfold thicknesses, extremity circumference, skeletal muscle mass (SM), and percentage body fat (%BF) were performed before the race to correlate anthropometric parameters with race performance. A positive association was shown between total running time and both body mass (r2 = .29, p < .05) and upper arm circumference (r = .23, p < .05). In contrast, body height, skinfold thicknesses, extremity circumference, SM, and %BF showed no association with race performance (p > .05). We concluded that in a multistage ultraendurance run, body mass and upper arm circumference were nega tively associated with race performance in well experienced ultraendurance runners. In contrast, body height, skinfold thicknesses, circumferences of the other extremities, SM, and %BF showed no association with race performance.

In the present study, we investigated the association of anthropometric parameters with race performance in ultraendurance runners in a multistage ultraendurance run, in which athletes had to run 338 km within 5 consectitive days. In 17 male successful finishers, calculations of body mass, body height, skinfold thicknesses, extremity circumference, skeletal muscle mass (SM), and percentage body fat (%BF) were performed before the race to correlate anthropometric parameters with race performance. A positive association was shown between total running time and both body mass (r2 = .29, p < .05) and upper arm circumference (r = .23, p < .05). In contrast, body height, skinfold thicknesses, extremity circumference, SM, and %BF showed no association with race performance (p > .05). We concluded that in a multistage ultraendurance run, body mass and upper arm circumference were nega tively associated with race performance in well experienced ultraendurance runners. In contrast, body height, skinfold thicknesses, circumferences of the other extremities, SM, and %BF showed no association with race performance.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of General Practice
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:19 Mar 2010 12:21
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:58
Publisher:American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
ISSN:0270-1367
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2009.10599561
Official URL:http://www.aahperd.org/rc/publications/rqes/upload/June-TOC_Abstracts-for-Web.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.aahperd.org/rc/publications/rqes/Indexes.cfm (Publisher)
PubMed ID:19650392
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-31462

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