Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies

ISSN: 2161-0673

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  • Research Article
    Anthropometry Profile and its Influence on Injury Pattern in America’sCup Racing Crew
    Author(s): Michal Hadala, Vera P and Barrios CMichal Hadala, Vera P and Barrios C

    Aim: The America’s Cup challenge involves intense physical stress due to racing sailboats. Therefore different anthropometric parameters and their influence on injury pattern were investigated. Methods: The setting was the 32 nd America’s Cup hosted in 2007 in Valencia, Spain. Register of anthropometric parameters was obtained from all members of one syndicate (starting 27 in 2004 and 34 in the last 2007 season). Measurements included body weight, height, body mass index (BMI), skinfold thickness, fat, muscle and limb body mass in kg and percentage. The anatomic location, type, number and mechanism of injuries were registered during competition by a medical team. Results: Mean BMI of the crew (27.14 in 2004 and 27.23 in 2.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0673.S5-001

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