Professional basketball players - athletic profiles

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Title translated into German:Professionelle Basketballspieler - sportliche Profile
Author:Parr, Richard B.; Hoover, Richard; Wilmore, Jack H.; Bachman, David; Kerlan, Robert K.
Published in:The physician and sportsmedicine
Published:6 (1978), 4 , S. 77-84, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:0091-3847, 2326-3660
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Identification number:PU197905009522


Physical characteristics and selected physiologic measurements of professionalbasketball players differ by position, according to our assessments of height,weight, body composition, flexibility, strength, power, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular endurance. In the future, more refined tests will identify qualities of fitness most necessary for performance. As more athletic teams become aware of these studies and as they become more dependent on laboratory data, greater numbers of players will be tested and thereby contribute to the data bank. We can expect these data to be used cooperatively by the player, coach, trainer, exercise physiologist, and team physican to position, train, and generally use players so the team will attain its greatest potential. Verf.-Referat