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Off-Training Levels of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Young Athletes: Preliminary Results during a Typical Week

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Research Centre in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, CIDESD, CreativeLab Research Community, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, UTAD, Quinta de Prados, 5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal
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Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, CIDESD, Sport Sciences Department, University of Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
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Sports 2018, 6(4), 141; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6040141
Received: 1 October 2018 / Revised: 30 October 2018 / Accepted: 2 November 2018 / Published: 6 November 2018
The level of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SED) off-training of young athletes may reveal the quality of recovery from training and highlight health related issues. Thus, the aim was to identify and describe young athletes’ PA and SED off-training, according to daily life activities. Eight athletes (15.7 ± 2 years, 1.72 ± 0.6 m height, 62.9 ± 10.2 kg) of a sport talent program wore on their waist a tri-axial accelerometer (ActiGraph® wGT9X-link, Shalimar, FL, USA) at 30 Hz for 15 consecutive days, and reported their schedule. A two-step cluster analysis classified three groups according to sedentary PA and MVPA. The Sedentary (56.9%), presented the highest sedentary PA (mean [CI], 37.37 [36.45–38.29] min/hour); The Hazardous (19.4%) had the lowest values of sedentary and MVPA (10.07 [9.41–10.36] min/hour and 8.67 [7.64–9.70] min/hour, respectively). Balanced (23.7%) had the highest MVPA (28.61 [27.16–30.07] min/hour). Sedentary had the lowest count of home time associated (20%) and higher school (26%) time when compared to the Hazardous (13%). The Balanced showed the highest count of school (61%) and home time (47%). Different profiles for young athletes revealed alarming behavior in the associations with sedentary PA, sitting and SED breaks, which may influence performance and health. View Full-Text
Keywords: sports performance; physical activity; accelerometry sports performance; physical activity; accelerometry
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Exel, J.; Mateus, N.; Travassos, B.; Gonçalves, B.; Gomes, I.; Leite, N.; Sampaio, J. Off-Training Levels of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Young Athletes: Preliminary Results during a Typical Week. Sports 2018, 6, 141. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6040141

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Exel J, Mateus N, Travassos B, Gonçalves B, Gomes I, Leite N, Sampaio J. Off-Training Levels of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Young Athletes: Preliminary Results during a Typical Week. Sports. 2018; 6(4):141. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6040141

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Exel, Juliana, Nuno Mateus, Bruno Travassos, Bruno Gonçalves, Isabel Gomes, Nuno Leite, and Jaime Sampaio. 2018. "Off-Training Levels of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Young Athletes: Preliminary Results during a Typical Week" Sports 6, no. 4: 141. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6040141

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