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Young athletes of both sexes grow as well as nonathletes. The experience of athletic training and competition does not harm the physical growth and development of the youngster. The young, trained athlete has generally a lesser percentage of body weight as fat. Maturity relationships are not consistent across sports. Male athletes more often than not tend(More)
Changes in the body composition of a sample of elite university-level female swimmers were monitored at three points during a competitive season, October, December and March. Body composition was estimated via densitometry and a series of anthropometric dimensions was taken at each occasion. Body weight, absolute and relative fatness, all six skinfolds and(More)
Cortical bone dimensions of the second metacarpal were analyzed relative to chronological age, skeletal maturity and body size in 280 ice hockey players 10 through 12 years of age. Defencemen had the largest cortical bone dimensions, followed by forwards and goalkeepers respectively. After removing the effects of height, weight, chronological age, and(More)
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