Leg Volume and Mass Scales of Elite Male and Female Athletes in Some Olympic Sports

Sevde Mavi Var, Irfan MARANGOZ

Abstract


This study aims to scale average leg volume and mass scales of elite male and female athletes in some olympic
sports. A total of 280 elite athletes comprising of 200 males and 80 females studying at School of Physical Education
and Sports at University of Kirsehir Ahi Evran voluntarily participated in this study. Frustum and Hanavan methods
were used to determine leg volume and mass, respectively. SPSS 22.0 package program for Windows was used for
descriptive statistics analysis of the study. The present study found average leg volume and mass scale of male
athletes in football, basketball, volleyball, handball, gymnastics and wrestling and female athletes in football,
basketball, volleyball, handball, gymnastics, box, taekwondo and tennis. It was observed in the related scale that leg
volume of the athletes in the lowest weight classes in weight sports were lower. In other words, leg volume and mass
of the athletes were in direct proportion to their weight class. When the scale of female athletes is analyzed, it can be
noted that volleyball players have the highest leg volume and mass among team sports players.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v8n4p54

 

World Journal of Education
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