2019, Volume 11, Issue 4

Physical capacity and body composition in 13-16 year old soccer players during three-year training cycle



Anna Konieczna1, Łukasz Radzimiński2, Jacek Paszulewicz2, Guillermo F. Lopez-Sanchez3, Paul Dragos4, Zbigniew Jastrzębski2

1Department of Physical Education and Sport, Maritime University in Gdynia
2Department of Health Promotion, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport in Gdansk
3Department of Sport Sciences, University of Murcia
4Department of Physical Education, Sport and Physical Therapy, University of Oradea


Author for correspondence: Zbigniew Jastrzębski; Department of Health Promotion, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport in Gdansk; email: zb.jastrzebski@op.pl

DOI: 10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.06

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Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to show changes in aerobic and anaerobic capacity and body composition of the adolescent soccer players in a three-year training cycle.

Material and Methods: 16 footballers aged 13 to 16 were examined. Measurements of aerobic fitness were performed with the Cooper and PWC170 tests, and anaerobic fitness with the Wingate test. Body composition measurements were made with an electronic scale.

Results: During the three-year training period, significant changes in PWC170 and VO2max were observed depending on the stage of the adolescence and training process. Relative values of anaerobic capacity indicators: total work and maximal power over a three-year period increased significantly (Wt from = 228.2 ±19.2 J/kg to = 263.2 ±19.9 J/kg; Pmax from = 9.19 ±0.86 W/kg to = 10.98 ±0.55 W/kg).

Conclusions: Adolescent soccer players have shown significant changes in their exercise capacity and body composition during the three years of the training process. Correlations between selected anaerobic fitness indices and fat free mass were significantly positive.


Key words: long term training, soccer players


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AMA:

Konieczna A, Radzimiński , Paszulewicz J et al. Physical capacity and body composition in 13-16 year old soccer players during three-year training cycle. Balt J Health Phys Activ. 2019;11(4):47-57. doi:10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.06

APA:

Konieczna, A., Radzimiński, ., Paszulewicz, J., Lopez-Sanchez, G.F., Dragos, P., & Jastrzębski, Z. (2019). Physical capacity and body composition in 13-16 year old soccer players during three-year training cycle. Balt J Health Phys Activ, 11(4), 47-57. https://doi.org/10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.06

Chicago:

Konieczna, Anna, Radzimiński Łukasz, Paszulewicz Jacek, Lopez-Sanchez Guillermo F., Dragos Paul, Jastrzębski Zbigniew. 2019. "Physical capacity and body composition in 13-16 year old soccer players during three-year training cycle". Balt J Health Phys Activ 11 (4): 47-57. doi:10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.06

Harvard:

Konieczna, A., Radzimiński, ., Paszulewicz, J., Lopez-Sanchez, G.F., Dragos, P., and Jastrzębski, Z. (2019). Physical capacity and body composition in 13-16 year old soccer players during three-year training cycle. Balt J Health Phys Activ, 11(4), pp.47-57. https://doi.org/10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.06

MLA:

Jastrzębski, Zbigniew et al. "Physical capacity and body composition in 13-16 year old soccer players during three-year training cycle." Balt J Health Phys Activ, vol. 11, no. 4, 2019, pp. 47-57. doi:10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.06

Vancouver:

Konieczna A, Radzimiński , Paszulewicz J et al. Physical capacity and body composition in 13-16 year old soccer players during three-year training cycle. Balt J Health Phys Activ 2019; 11(4): 47-57. Available from: doi:10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.06