Low muscle fitness is associated with metabolic risk in youth.

  title={Low muscle fitness is associated with metabolic risk in youth.},
  author={Jostein Steene-Johannessen and Sigmund Alfred Anderssen and Elin Kolle and Lars Bo Andersen},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={41 7},
PURPOSE To examine the independent associations of muscle fitness and cardiorespiratory fitness with clustered metabolic risk in youth. METHODS In 2005-2006, a cohort of 9- and 15-yr-olds (N = 2818) was randomly selected from all regions of Norway. The participation rate was 89% and 74% among the 9-and 15-yr-olds, respectively. We assessed muscular strength by measuring explosive, isometric, and endurance strength. Cardiorespiratory fitness was measured directly as peak oxygen uptake during a… CONTINUE READING


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