Physiological characteristics of high-ability prepubescent wrestlers.

  title={Physiological characteristics of high-ability prepubescent wrestlers.},
  author={Stanley Sady and W Hamish Thomson and Kris Berg and Michael P Savage},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={16 1},
The present study compared the physiological responses to exercise, the anaerobic fitness, and the body composition of high-ability prepubescent wrestlers and normally active boys. The wrestlers (N = 15, mean age +/- S.D. = 11.3 +/- 0.30 yr) were recruited to participate in a summer wrestling camp. Their wrestling experience averaged 3.0 +/- 1.63 yr, during which time they won 78 +/- 10.5% of the matches. The comparison boys (N = 13, 10.7 +/- 0.36 yr) were volunteers from a local Boy's Club… CONTINUE READING