Bioimpedance body composition tests in golfers’ annual training cycle


Postgraduate E.F. Baymukhametova1
Associate Professor, Dr.Biol. A.V. Nenasheva1
Associate Professor, PhD A.S. Aminov1
1South Ural State University (National Research University), Chelyabinsk

The present study analyzes the benefits of the bioimpedance body composition tests for the 13-14 year-old golfers of both sexes under the physical education curriculum. Body composition was tested by the Tanita BC-418 MA Body Composition Analyzer designed based on the innovative technology of measurement of impedance (electrical resistance) of the body. Physical development of the golfers sample was estimated by the body/ limb fat mass indices and total water level, with the study data processed by a standard statistical toolkit.
The study data and analyses showed a significant inverse correlation between the fat mass and muscular mass over the annual training cycle regardless of the gender– that may be interpreted as indicative of the golf trainings being beneficial for the body composition. The study findings demonstrate the benefits of the bioimpedance body composition tests in golfers’ annual training cycle as they make it possible to estimate the athletes’ health condition and physical fitness which is very helpful for the training process design and management purposes.

Keywords: body composition, fat/ muscular mass, golf, training process.


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