The association between motor skill competence and physical fitness in young adults.

@article{Stodden2009TheAB,
  title={The association between motor skill competence and physical fitness in young adults.},
  author={David F Stodden and Stephen John Langendorfer and Mary Ann Roberton},
  journal={Research quarterly for exercise and sport},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={223-9}
}
We examined the relationship between competence in three fundamental motor skills (throwing kicking, and jumping) and six measures of health-related physical fitness in young adults (ages 18-25). We assessed motor skill competence using product scores of maximum kicking and throwing speed and maximum jumping distance. A factor analysis indicated the 12-min run/walk, percent body fat, curl-ups, grip strength, and maximum leg press strength all loaded on one factor defining the construct of… CONTINUE READING

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