Performance-influencing factors in homogeneous groups of top athletes: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Schenau1996PerformanceinfluencingFI,
  title={Performance-influencing factors in homogeneous groups of top athletes: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={G J van Ingen Schenau and Jos J. de Koning and Frank C. Bakker and Gert de Groot},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={1996},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={1305-10}
}
Sport scientists have identified many factors as prerequisites for a good athletic performance in various sports. It is not clear whether these factors also influence the best performers in the homogeneous groups of top athletes selected for national teams. In this study, this issue is addressed with members of the Dutch National Junior Speed Skating Team. A total of 237 different technical, physiological, anthropometrical, and psychological parameters were collected, including many that… CONTINUE READING