Body composition and fitness in elite Spanish children tennis players

Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno, Germán Vicente-Rodríguez, José María González Ravé, Luis Antonio Moreno, Juan Pablo Rey-López

Abstract

The aims of this study were to describe body composition and physical fitness changes during a whole-season in elite children tennis players. A total of 7 elite children tennis players participated in the study. Whole body composition by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and physical fitness were assessed during a season. Subjects increased lean and bone percentage, and decreased abdominal fat and total body fat percentage (all p


Keywords

DXA; Abdominal fat; Flexibility; Handgrip; Asymmetry

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4100/jhse.2010.52.13