Prediction of body density, fat weight, and lean body mass in male athletes

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Title translated into German:Vorhersage der Koerperdichte, des Fettgewichts und der fettfreien Koerpermasse bei Sportlern
Author:Mayhew, J.L.; Piper, F.C.; Holmes, J.A.
Published in:The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness
Published:21 (1981), 4 , S. 383-389, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
Language:English
ISSN:0022-4707, 1827-1928
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Identification number:PU198206017089
Source:BISp

Abstract

Male athletes (n = 129) were measured for body composition using 26 anthropometric dimensions and hydrostatic weighing. Multiple regression analysis was used to select prediction equations to estimate body density, fat weight, and lean body mass from anthropometric variables. Multiple correlation coefficients ranged from .80 to .98. Validity coefficients for these equations exceeded .95. Using lean minor-sports athletes (n = 71), prediction equations were generated with multiple correlations ranging from .70 to .96. Validity coefficients for these equations exceeded .93. Selected equations from the literature were generally inadequate for estimating body density in male athletes. Care should be taken to use an appropriate prediction equation when advising athletes concerning the achievement of optimal playing weight. Failure to do so may result in serious errors in dietary and/or exercise prescription for weight control. Verf.-Referat