The importance of measuring body composition in professional football players: A commentary
De Ste Croix, Mark
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Professional football players are not considered to be excessively fat, but there is continuous pressure made by managers, coaches and physiotherapists to monitor player’s body composition to help reach optimal performance potential. Consequently, it is not uncommon for sport scientists to assume responsibility for monitoring and managing their players’ body composition over the playing season. As body fat is one of the main factors affecting body composition, the knowledge and understanding of whole body density and how it inluences the body could be useful to quantify the effectiveness of a prescribed training programme and/ or optimal performance potential.
Sports and Exercise Medicine
Mills, C.D, De Ste Croix, M.B. and Cooper, Stephen-Mark (2017) 'The importance of measuring body composition in professional football players: A commentary' Sport and Exercise Medicine - Open Journal, 3 (1) pp. 24-29
This article was published open access in Sport and Exercise Medicine - Open Journal on 18 April 2017 available at http://dx.doi.org/10.17140/SEMOJ-3-144
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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