Vol. 8 No. 4 (2019): Volume 8, Issue 4, Year 2019

Body Composition and Somatotype in Elite Handball Players

Pantović Marko
Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Marko Joksimović
Student of Master Studies at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, University of East Sarajevo
Brkić Boris
Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Gladysheva Anna
Novosibirsk State Agricultural University, Russia
Karišik Siniša
Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alejandro Martínez-Rodríguez
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain
Published October 29, 2019
  • Handball,
  • Complex training,
  • Body composition,
  • Performance,
  • Somatotypes
How to Cite
Pantović Marko, Joksimović, M., Brkić Boris, Gladysheva Anna, Karišik Siniša, & Martínez-Rodríguez, A. (2019). Body Composition and Somatotype in Elite Handball Players. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 8(4), 97-107. https://doi.org/10.26524/ijpefs19410

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As the main objective, this research work had to compare pre and post complex training effects on body composition in elite handball players in the Spanish 2nd Division. Eleven players were included in the study. Six of them formed an experimental group, and 5 of them the control group. They have undergone the complex training session which was done once a week. The following parameters were analyzed: BMI (Body Mass Index), somatotype, FM (Fat Mass), MM (Muscle mass), RM (Residual Mass), WHR (Waist to Hip Ratio), BM (Bone Mass). The results have shown that there was a not statistically significant difference after the 6 – week program neither in body composition and somatotypes. Since this program did not have a big influence on body composition we could say that complex training influences body composition should be further researched.


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