Next Article in Journal
Potential Candidate Genes for Alveolar Hypoxia Identified by Transcriptome Network Analysis
Previous Article in Journal
Tuberculosis Complications After BCG Treatment for Urinary Bladder Cancer
Medicina is published by MDPI from Volume 54 Issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by another publisher in Open Access under a CC-BY (or CC-BY-NC-ND) licence. Articles are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with Lithuanian Medical Association, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, and Vilnius University.
Open AccessArticle

Assessment of the Effect of Anthropometric Data on the Alterations of Cardiovascular Parameters in Lithuanian Elite Male Basketball Players During Physical Load

1
Institute of Sports, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
2
Research Center for Fundamental and Clinical Movement Science, Lithuanian Sports University
3
Department of Radiology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Medicina 2012, 48(11), 83; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina48110083
Received: 23 April 2012 / Accepted: 29 November 2012 / Published: 4 December 2012
Objectives. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of the anthropometric data of basketball players on the alterations of cardiovascular parameters during the physical load applying the model of integrated evaluation.
Material and Methods. The research sample consisted of 113 healthy Caucasian male basketball players, candidates of the Lithuanian National men’s basketball teams. Basketball players were divided into 2 groups: 69 taller and heavier male basketball players (with a higher percentage of body fat) (TMB) and 44 shorter and less heavy male basketball players (with a lower percentage of body fat) (SMB). The amount of fat, expressed in percentage, was measured using the body composition analyzer TBF–300. “Kaunas-Load,” a computerized ECG analysis system, was used to evaluate the functional condition of the cardiovascular system during the load.
Results. The TMB group had a lower heart rate during the warming-up phase and the steady state of the load as compared with the SMB group (P<0.05). The JT interval in the TMB group was greater during the warming-up and the steady state as compared with the SMB group (P<0.05). The JT/RR ratio index in the TMB group was found to be lower in the warming-up phase and in the steady state compared with the respective parameter in the SMB group (P<0.05).
Conclusions
. T he cardiovascular system of taller and heavier male basketball players with a greater relative amount of body fat functioned more economically.
Keywords: athletes; body composition; basketball; physiology; cardiovascular system; bicycle ergometry test athletes; body composition; basketball; physiology; cardiovascular system; bicycle ergometry test
MDPI and ACS Style

Žumbakytėermukšnienė, R.; Kajėnienė, A.; Berškienė, K.; Daunoravičienė, A.; Sederevičiūtė-Kandratavičienė, R. Assessment of the Effect of Anthropometric Data on the Alterations of Cardiovascular Parameters in Lithuanian Elite Male Basketball Players During Physical Load. Medicina 2012, 48, 83.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Back to TopTop