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Physiological characteristics of Singapore national water polo team players.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12094122     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
A R Aziz; H C Lee; K C Teh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0022-4707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-02     Completed Date:  2002-12-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376337     Medline TA:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sport Medicine and Research Centre, Sport Medicine and Fitness Division, Singapore Sports Council, National Stadium, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Anaerobic Threshold / physiology*
Body Composition
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Energy Metabolism / physiology*
Exercise Test
Oxygen Consumption / physiology*
Physical Fitness / physiology
Swimming / physiology*

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