Stylianos Kapetanakis, Konstantinos Papadopoulos, Aliki Fiska, Dimitris Vasileiadis, Paraskevas Papadopoulos, Konstantinos Papatheodorou, Panagiotis Adamopoulos, Nikolaos Papanas
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between anthropometric parameters and the standing long jump in young men athletes. 96 boys aged 6-13 yrs participated and factors such as BMI, the waist perimeter and the sum of four skinfolds were measured and compared with single, triple and fivefold standing long jump. The BMI was calculated as kg/m2 , the sum of four skinfold was measured with a Brondie’s type skinfold caliper and waist perimeter was measured at the level of the hips by using a tape. Single jump seems to have a significant positive correlation to the triple (r=0.613, p<0.001) and the fivefold jump (r=0.628, p<0.001). Single jump was also significantly negative correlated with skinfold fat (r=-0.226, p=0.025) but no significant correlation to ΒΜΙ (r=-0.153, p=0.133) and waist perimeter (r=-0.130, p=0.201) was found. Triple jump was positively correlated with the waist perimeter (r=0.231, p=0.022) but it didn’t have any correlation with BMI or the skinfold fat. Fivefold jump was positively correlated with the waist perimeter (r=0.229, p=0.024) whilst no correlation was found with BMI and the skinfold fat. The results seem to be controversial. Fat was negatively correlated with single jump; waist perimeter and weight were positively correlated with triple and fivefold jump whereas BMI seems to have not any correlation with any type of standing long jump.
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