Vidarte Claros, JosÃ© Armando1; SÃ¡nchez Puce, Everardo Manuel2
Body composition becomes a predictor of physical condition, among competing university sportsmen.
Objective: To establish the correlation between age and body composition variables among volleyball players of sporting performance in the Atlantic Department.
Material and methods: It was a descriptive correlational study in which 150 sportsmen participated with an average of 17.41 ± 2.38 years, being defined the muestral design from an expected linear correlation of 0.30; 99% confidence and 80% statistical power if defined by the master who met the inclusion criteria.
Results: there was a direct and significant correlation between age and BMI, educational level and waist circumference, which shows that as the age advances, there is a greater increase in anthropometric variables.
Discussion: The data found in the present study allows to achieve adequate levels of contrast in front of other studios, both in volleyball and in other sports, where body composition plays an important role in sports performance.
Conclusion: Establishing the body composition in competing volleyball players in a regional and national context allows us to have proper elements to identify the performance capacities of the sportsmen and how to properly plan the sports training processes.