Comunicación presentada por nuestro dietista-nutricionista Pablo A. López junto a José Miguel Martínez y Aritz Urdampilleta en el Congreso Mundial de Cineantropometría celebrado entre los días 10 y 12 de julio en la Universidad Católica de Murcia.
Trabajo realizado con la plantilla del Sporting Club de Huelva durante la temporada 2013-2014 y publicado en la revista Archivos de Medicina del Deporte.
Introduction: Unlike the male football players, women has less support economically and followers. This difference is also visible in scientific terms as they are few published studies showing the anthropometric characteristics and body composition of elite female football players (FFP).
Objective: The aim of this study is to assess the anthropometric characteristics and body composition of elite FFP.
Method: 19 FFP team first division club Sporting of Huelva were evaluated during the month of February 2014. Anthropometric measurements were taken as described in the reference manual, following the International Society of Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) with restricted profile protocol. They were always taken by the same internationally certified anthropometrist (ISAK, level 2). The technical of error in the measurement of skinfolds was inferior to 5% and for 1% in the rest of the measurements. By the anthropometry equations given in the “compendio de cineantropometría”, the body composition (body fat and active body mass) was calculated. All FFP signed informed consent.
Conclusions: By anthropometric method we know the body composition of FFP to change their values with a balanced diet. However, it still must be made more descriptive studies of anthropometric profile and body composition for athletes such as it is a determinant of their performance in the field.
Tomado de: López-Cáceres PA, Martínez-Sanz JM, Urdampilleta A. Anthropometric and body composition characteristics in elite female football team. Arch Med Deporte. 2014;31(3):175-176.