Dissociations among direct and indirect indicators of adiposity in young wrestlers

Kristen C. Cochrane, Terry J. Housh, Haley C. Bergstrom, Nathaniel D.M. Jenkins, Glen O. Johnson, Dona J. Housh, Daniel A. Traylor, Robert W. Lewis, Richard J. Schmidt, Joel T. Cramer

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The purposes of this study were to: (a) examine the age-related patterns of differences in height (HT), body mass (BM), percent body fat (% fat), body mass index (BMI), and skinfolds (SF) in 11- to 18-year-old wrestlers; (b) determine the coherence of direct (% fat) and indirect (BMI and SFs) indicators of adiposity in the wrestlers; and (c) compare the age-related patterns and mean values for HT, BM, BMI, subscapular, and triceps SF for the wrestlers to those of national samples of boys from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) database. One hundred thirty wrestlers were divided into 8 independent yearly age groups (AG): AG11-AG18 years. Height, BM, BMI, subscapular SF, triceps SF, medial calf SF, thigh SF, sum of SFs, and % fat were assessed. There were no differences between the wrestlers and NHANES samples for age-related patterns of BMI (0.61 and 0.63 kg·m-2·y-1), subscapular SF (0.47 and 0.37 mm·y-1), or triceps SF (20.31 and 20.39 mm·y-1). Furthermore, the wrestlers displayed no differences in % fat between age groups. The results indicated that: (a) dissociations existed between the direct and indirect indicators of adiposity; (b) the wrestlers were similar in height but had smaller upper-body SFs when compared with NHANES samples; and (c) participation in wrestling (1-8 years) had no adverse effects on the normal agerelated growth patterns for HT, but favorable effects on measures of adiposity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-415
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of strength and conditioning research
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

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Adiposity
Body Mass Index
Body Height
Nutrition Surveys
Fats
Age Groups
Wrestling
Fat Body
Thigh
Adipose Tissue
Databases
Growth

Keywords

  • Anthropometric
  • Athletes
  • Body composition
  • Growth
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Dissociations among direct and indirect indicators of adiposity in young wrestlers. / Cochrane, Kristen C.; Housh, Terry J.; Bergstrom, Haley C.; Jenkins, Nathaniel D.M.; Johnson, Glen O.; Housh, Dona J.; Traylor, Daniel A.; Lewis, Robert W.; Schmidt, Richard J.; Cramer, Joel T.

In: Journal of strength and conditioning research, Vol. 29, No. 2, 01.02.2015, p. 408-415.

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Cochrane, KC, Housh, TJ, Bergstrom, HC, Jenkins, NDM, Johnson, GO, Housh, DJ, Traylor, DA, Lewis, RW, Schmidt, RJ & Cramer, JT 2015, 'Dissociations among direct and indirect indicators of adiposity in young wrestlers', Journal of strength and conditioning research, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 408-415. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000000405
Cochrane, Kristen C. ; Housh, Terry J. ; Bergstrom, Haley C. ; Jenkins, Nathaniel D.M. ; Johnson, Glen O. ; Housh, Dona J. ; Traylor, Daniel A. ; Lewis, Robert W. ; Schmidt, Richard J. ; Cramer, Joel T. / Dissociations among direct and indirect indicators of adiposity in young wrestlers. In: Journal of strength and conditioning research. 2015 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 408-415.
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