• Publications
  • Influence
Maturity-associated variation in the growth and functional capacities of youth football (soccer) players 13–15 years
The objective was to estimate the contribution of experience, body size and maturity status to variation in the functional capacities of adolescent football (soccer) players. The sample included 69Expand
  • 377
  • 32
Height, mass and skeletal maturity of elite Portuguese soccer players aged 11–16 years
Height, mass and skeletal maturity (Fels method) were assessed in 135 elite youth soccer players aged 10.7-16.5 years (only two boys were ≪11.0 years). Sample sizes, years of training and currentExpand
  • 289
  • 29
The biological control of voluntary exercise, spontaneous physical activity and daily energy expenditure in relation to obesity: human and rodent perspectives
Summary Mammals expend energy in many ways, including basic cellular maintenance and repair, digestion, thermoregulation, locomotion, growth and reproduction. These processes can vary tremendouslyExpand
  • 346
  • 26
  • PDF
Maturity-associated variation in sport-specific skills of youth soccer players aged 13 – 15 years
The aim of this study was to estimate the contribution of experience, body size and maturity status to variation in sport-specific skills of adolescent soccer players. The participants were 69Expand
  • 228
  • 23
On the use of a continuous metabolic syndrome score in pediatric research
BackgroundThe constellation of elevated levels of abdominal adiposity, blood pressure, glucose, and triglycerides and lowered high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol has been termed the metabolicExpand
  • 231
  • 19
Assessing body composition among 3- to 8-year-old children: anthropometry, BIA, and DXA.
OBJECTIVE To examine the inter-relationships of body composition variables derived from simple anthropometry [BMI and skinfolds (SFs)], bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and dual energy x-rayExpand
  • 221
  • 18
Evaluation of a multiple ecological level child obesity prevention program: Switch® what you Do, View, and Chew
BackgroundSchools are the most frequent target for intervention programs aimed at preventing child obesity; however, the overall effectiveness of these programs has been limited. It has thereforeExpand
  • 171
  • 17
  • PDF
Development of youth aerobic-capacity standards using receiver operating characteristic curves.
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular fitness has important implications for current and future health in children. PURPOSE In this paper, criterion-referenced standards are developed for aerobic capacity (anExpand
  • 136
  • 16
  • PDF
Contribution of youth sport to total daily physical activity among 6- to 12-yr-old boys.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to determine the contribution of organized youth sport to total daily physical activity (PA), and 2) to examine the contribution of daily recess andExpand
  • 215
  • 15
Validation of the SenseWear Armband at high intensity exercise
The SenseWear Armband (SWA) has been shown to be a valid and practical tool to assess energy expenditure during habitual physical activity. However, previous studies have focused on low-to-moderateExpand
  • 110
  • 13