Determination of physical and physiological profiles of international elite sailors


Pulur A.

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, cilt.5, sa.8, ss.3071-3075, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3071-3075

Özet

This study aimed to determine the physical and physiological profiles of sailors. The study group comprised 36 sportsmen (25 males, 11 females), of 7 nationalities, who took part in the intercollegiate sailing championship in Izmir, Turkey. The age, body weight, height, skinfold thickness, measurements of breadth and circumference, somatotype, anaerobic power, reaction times, flexibility and respiration parameters of the sailors were measured. The average age of the female sailors was 22.18 +/- 2.09; sport age was 12.45 +/- 4.32; sailing age was 9.60 +/- 4.50. The average age of the male sailors was 23.4 +/- 2.69; sport age was 13.92 +/- 3.33; sailing age was 10.92 +/- 4.74. Average body weight of the female sailors was 58.36 +/- 6.14 kg and 70.28 +/- 5.33 kg for the males. The height of the female sailors was 165.55 +/- 5.77 cm, and that of the male sailors was 176.60 +/- 5.79 cm. The body fat percentage of the female sailors was 17.74 +/- 2.30% and that of the male sailors was 8.98 +/- 1.83%. Somatotypes were determined to be endomorphic mesomorph for the female participants and ectomorphicmesomorph for the male participants. In conclusion, when the physical and physiological profiles of the sailors in the present study were compared to those of other sports, similar values were found.