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THE JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS
A Journal on Applied Physiology, Biomechanics, Preventive Medicine,
Sports Medicine and Traumatology, Sports Psychology
Indexed/Abstracted in: Chemical Abstracts, CINAHL, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Original articles EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOMECHANICS
The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2002 September;42(3):315-9
Physiological characteristics of Singapore national water polo team players
Aziz A. R., Lee H. C., Teh K. C.
From the Sport Medicine and Research Centre Sport Medicine and Fitness Division Singapore Sports Council, Singapore
Background. The purpose of this study is to describe the physiological characteristics of members of the Singapore national water polo team.
Methods. Experimental design: a descriptive study on the physiological characteristics of members of a winning water polo team. Setting: the study was conducted at the Sports Medicine and Research Centre. Participants: 13 male players (22.5±7.2 yrs; 178.5±3.9 cm and 71.0±8.4 kg). Measures: players completed body fat measurements, a submaximal cycling test to determine aerobic fitness and all-out maximal efforts (of arm-cranking and cycling) for 10 and 30 sec duration to determine anaerobic peak power, alactic and lactic acid work capacity for the upper and lower body.
Results. The physical measurements were compared with data of national players of various countries. The exercise test results were compared with available published data.
Conclusions. Compared with elite water polo players from other countries, the Singapore water polo players are smaller in stature with a lower body mass. Relative to the limited published data, they are shown to possess a high level of aerobic fitness and anaerobic power and capacity for short-term work.