Anthropometry Profile and Physiological Characteristics of Athletes from Education and Sports Training Centre (PPLP) Lampung Province

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Rahmat hermawan, Cucu sutarsyah, Syarifuddin Dahlan, Fransiskus Nurseto, Ardian cahyadi

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Anthropometry and physical characteristics of an athlete represent an important prerequisite for determining the success of an athlete in many sports fields. This study was aimed to determine the anthropometric profile and physiological characteristics of athletes from the Education and Sports Training Centre (PPLP) Lampung Province. This study used an observational study method, where the researchers did the one-time observation, without giving intervention on the research variables. The subjects of this research involved 32 male athletes from PPLP Lampung Province consisting of 4 different sport fields category, such as: wrestling (n = 8 athletes), taekwondo (n = 8 athletes), karate (n = 8 athletes) and athletics (n = 8 athletes) with average age 17.7 ± 1.1 years; body height, 165.1 ± 6.7 cm; weight, 56.9 ± 8.3 kg; body fat percentage 8.5 ± 2.8%; and body mass index (BMI) 17.2 ± 2.1. This study shows that the average body height of taekwondo athletes (170.75 cm) and athletics has an average value (169.50 cm) which is at the normal values set by WHO. Meanwhile, the average value on body weight, body fat percentage, and BMI are at normal values for all athletes. Furthermore, for aerobic and anaerobic endurance measurements, only the athletic athlete’s category had an average value of (3.07 seconds for the 20 m sprint and 45.51 ml.kg-1 for VO2max). However, for sit and reach measurements all athletes are at normal values. This research concludes that anthropometric measurements and the physiological characteristics of athletes can be used as parameters in determining superior athlete candidates and could become the basis for determining an appropriate training program for the characteristics of each athlete

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