Body composition of elite American athletes

  title={Body composition of elite American athletes},
  author={Steven J. Fleck},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={398 - 403}
  • S. Fleck
  • Published 1 November 1983
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  • The American Journal of Sports Medicine
Five hundred twenty-eight male athletes participating in 26 Olympic events and 298 female athletes partici pating in 15 Olympic events underwent determination of body fat percentage (% fat) and lean body mass (LBM) via hydrostatic weighing and/or anthropometric methods. All groups of athletes were below the average values for % fat of college age men and women of 15% and 25%, respectively. In general, athletes involved in a sport where their body weight is supported, such as canoe and kayak… 

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