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No association of skin-fold thicknesses and training with race performance in male ultra-endurance runners in a 24-hour run


Knechtle, B; Knechtle, P; Rosemann, T (2011). No association of skin-fold thicknesses and training with race performance in male ultra-endurance runners in a 24-hour run. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 6(1):94-100.

Abstract

In male high-level long-distance runners over 10,000 m, a positive association between both the front thigh and medial calf skin-fold thickness and running performance has been demonstrated. It is assumed that the thickness of skin-folds of the lower limb is related to training in highly trained runners. We investigated in 22 male ultra-endurance runners in a 24-hour run the relationship between skin-fold thicknesses and race performance. The 22 runners achieved a total of 154 (47) km during the 24 hours, varying from 73.079 km to 231.956 km. No association for both the skin-fold thicknesses and the training variables with race performance could be demonstrated. Furthermore, skin-fold thicknesses showed no relationship with both volume and intensity during training. We must assume that in ultra-endurance runners in a 24-hour run, other variables such as motivation and nutrition must be associated with race outcome.

Abstract

In male high-level long-distance runners over 10,000 m, a positive association between both the front thigh and medial calf skin-fold thickness and running performance has been demonstrated. It is assumed that the thickness of skin-folds of the lower limb is related to training in highly trained runners. We investigated in 22 male ultra-endurance runners in a 24-hour run the relationship between skin-fold thicknesses and race performance. The 22 runners achieved a total of 154 (47) km during the 24 hours, varying from 73.079 km to 231.956 km. No association for both the skin-fold thicknesses and the training variables with race performance could be demonstrated. Furthermore, skin-fold thicknesses showed no relationship with both volume and intensity during training. We must assume that in ultra-endurance runners in a 24-hour run, other variables such as motivation and nutrition must be associated with race outcome.

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords:BODY FAT, BODY COMPOSITION, PERFORMANCE, ANTHROPOMETRY
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:22 Aug 2011 10:07
Last Modified:24 Sep 2019 17:37
Publisher:Universidad de Alicante
ISSN:1988-5202
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.4100/jhse.2011.61.11

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