Vol 8 No 1 (2019): Volume 8, Issue 1, Year 2019
Articles

The relationship between some physical fitness characteristics and body composition of elite wrestlers

yahya yıldırım
Department of Common Courses, Bursa Teknik Üniversitesi, 152 Evler Mahallesi, 16330 Yıldırım/Bursa, Turkey
Ramiz Arabacı
Faculty of Sport Sciences, Uludağ Üniversitesi, Görükle Merkez Kampüs, 16285 Nilüfer/Bursa, Turkey
Hüseyin Topçu
Faculty of Sport Sciences, Uludağ Üniversitesi, Görükle Merkez Kampüs, 16285 Nilüfer/Bursa, Turkey
Tonguç Vardar
Faculty of Sport Sciences, Uludağ Üniversitesi, Görükle Merkez Kampüs, 16285 Nilüfer/Bursa, Turkey
Published January 20, 2019
Keywords
  • Wrestling,
  • Strength,
  • Balance,
  • Body composition
How to Cite
yıldırım, yahya, Arabacı, R., Topçu, H., & Vardar, T. (2019). The relationship between some physical fitness characteristics and body composition of elite wrestlers. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 8(1), 25-32. https://doi.org/10.26524/ijpefs1913

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Abstract

The aim of present study was to investigate the relationship between elite wrestlers' body composition and static strength, anaerobic power and static balance characteristics. Eleven elite male freestyle wrestlers (age = 18.8 ± 1.1 years, height = 170.9 ± 5.3 cm, weight = 75.2 ± 9.6 kg, BMI = 25.7 ± 2.4 kg/m2) who struggle in Turkish Wrestling Super League from Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club, voluntary participated. Subjects’ height, weight, body composition, balance (Peri Length 443.1 ± 140.6 cm, Aria Gap P 20.6 ± 12.9 cm), anaerobic power (106.3 ± 16.8 kg/m/sec), back strength (140.2 ± 30.7 kg) and grip strength (47.6 ± 6.4 kg) test were measured.  Pearson correlation coefficient were performed to determine the relationship between variables. In conclusion, anaerobic power, strength and balance are related to body composition components such as height, body weight, BMI, arm and leg fat %, muscle mass and body weight.

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