Relationship between energy deficits and body composition in elite female gymnasts and runners.

  title={Relationship between energy deficits and body composition in elite female gymnasts and runners.},
  author={R. C. Deutz and D. Benardot and D. Martin and M. M. Cody},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={32 3},
  • R. C. Deutz, D. Benardot, +1 author M. M. Cody
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Medicine and science in sports and exercise
  • PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate energy balance and body composition in 42 gymnasts (mean age = 15.5 yr) and 20 runners (mean age = 26.6 yr), all of whom were on national teams or were nationally ranked. METHODS Athletes were assessed for body composition using DEXA and skinfolds, and energy balance was determined with a Computerized Time-Line Energy Analysis (CTLEA) procedure. RESULTS Results from the CTLEA were assessed as the number of within-day energy deficits (largest… CONTINUE READING
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