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Medicina dello Sport 2013 June;66(2):211-21

language: English, Italian

Anthropometric and motor characteristics of Brazilian Futsal athletes at state level

Vidal Andreato L. 1, 2, Del Conti Esteves J. V. 1, Alves De Souza E. 1, Magnani Branco B. H. 1, Leme Gonçalves Panissa V. 2, Franzói De Moraes S. M. 1

1 Human Physiology Department, State University of Maringá, Maringá, Brazil;
2 Sport Department, School of Physical Education and Sport, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


Aim: The present study aims to evaluate the body composition, aerobic power, strength and muscular endurance, agility and flexibility of Futsal athletes.
Methods: The study consisted of 15 adult male athletes, participating in a championship at state level. After the battery of tests which the athletes were submitted to, evidence revealed a low percentage of body fat (7±5.7%), above average aerobic power (54.2±4.1 mL/kg/min), abdominal (53±10 repetitions) and superior limbs (38±14 repetitions) muscular endurance which can be classified as excellent, above average flexibility (38±7 cm), and horizontal jump (226±10 cm) and agility (9.3±0.3) compatible with evidence in other studies involving Futsal athletes.
Results: In the vertical jump test (42±8 cm) the results for the sample were lower than the majority of studies with athletes of the same sport.
Conclusion: These data can be of assistance in understanding physical and physiological aspects of this sport and aid coaches in the selection of new Futsal athletes.

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