Castiblanco Arroyave, HÃ©ctor David1; Vidarte Claros, JosÃ© Armando1; Parra SÃ¡nchez, JosÃ© HernÃ¡n2
Introduction: In addition to knowing the cardio-respiratory capacity in university athletes, it is relevant to find relationships with variables such as body mass index, fat percentage, muscle weight percentage and hip waist ratio, which makes it very important for people interested in wellness of the athlete.
Objective: To relate the body composition and cardiorespiratory capacity in university athletes in the city of Manizales (Colombia).
Methods: The sample design was defined from a pilot test of 50 university students to establish estimators, determining a sample of 146 university students who practice sports, with a 95% reliability and a margin of error of 1.28%.
Results: There is a significant and inverse correlation between the cardio-respiratory capacity with the body mass index (-0.19; 0.01) and the fatty percentage (-0.70; 0.00), in addition there are inversely negative correlations with gender, fatty percentage and in soccer, futsal and basketball sports.
Conclusions: The influence that the variables of body composition have on the cardiorespiratory capacity, show that despite the different situations through which young university students must pass nutritionally, their sports practices allow maintaining an adequate state of health.