Relationships between anthropometric features, body composition, and anaerobic alactic power in elite post-pubertal and mature male taekwondo athletes

  • Michał Boraczyński, Tomasz Boraczyński, Robert Podstawski, James Laskin, Dariusz Choszcz, Adam Lipiński
  • Human Movement, December 2017, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/humo-2017-0032

Anthropometry, body composition, and anaerobic power in elite male taekwondo athletes

What is it about?

We demonstrated the significant effects of body size and composition on anaerobic alactic power in elite taekwondo athletes differed by age, maturational status, and training experience.

Why is it important?

Our findings show that by determining the current level of anthropometric and body composition measures for individual athletes and via regressive modelling, one can anticipate the individual developmental dynamics of anaerobic alactic power.


Michał Boraczyński
Józef Rusiecki Olsztyn University College

On the basis of anthropometric profiling, we recommend the recruitment and selection of tall and lean individuals with a high anaerobic predisposition in taekwondo. Such a profile may enable coaches to better predict future athlete development, particularly in AAP.

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