Cineantropometric Profile, Body Compostion and Physical conditioning in National Level Female Handball Players

Helena Vila Suárez

Pedro Emilio Alcaraz Ramón

Carmen Ferragut Fiol

Nuria Rodríguez Suárez

Manuel Cruz Martínez

*Corresponding author: Helena Vila Suárez evila@pdi.ucam.edu

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Vila Suárez, H., Alcaraz Ramón, P. E., Ferragut Fiol, C., Rodríguez Suárez, N., & Cruz Martínez, M. (2009). Cineantropometric Profile, Body Compostion and Physical conditioning in National Level Female Handball Players. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 98, 46-50.

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Abstract

The aim of the paper was to define anthropometric profile, body composition, and physical conditioning in 13 national level female handball players. For this reason, athletes were anthropometrically measured, besides, physical conditioning was tested throughout a 30 m sprint, handball throwing velocity (standing and with 3 steps), and finally with a maximum isometric strength test (FIM). Standart descriptive and correlational analyses were carried out (P ≤ 0.05). Results shown than Spanish female handball players have similar anthropometric characteristics to others countries players, in addition a high physical conditioning, excluding FIM test. Finally, a significant correlation was found between handball throwing velocity, both standing (R = 0,87; P = 0,001) and dynamic (R = 0,73; P = 0,016) and the FIM. National level female players have similar characteristics to others countries players. Physical conditioning is a key factor in high level female handball players. FIM test is valid for determining handball throwing velocity.

Keywords: Maximum isometric strength, Specific strength, Sprint, team sports, Throwing velocity.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: October 01, 2009