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Body Composition and Nutritional Intake in Belgian Volleyball Players

  • Marina Goris
  • Christophe Delecluse
  • Rudi Diels
  • Ruth Loos
  • Sigi Celis
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Abstract

Both theoretical considerations and research suggest that the composition of the body may significantly affect performance in sports (Williams 1989). Although research has not revealed a specific percentage of body fat or lean body mass ideal for any given sport, it has provided enough data to make some generalities. In general, research supports the finding that excess body fat may impair performance in sports, where the body needs to be moved rapidly or efficiently, such as volleyball.

Keywords

Body Composition Nutritional Intake Volleyball Player Team Game Helium Dilution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marina Goris
    • 1
  • Christophe Delecluse
    • 1
  • Rudi Diels
    • 1
  • Ruth Loos
    • 1
  • Sigi Celis
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapie, Department of KinesiologyCatholic University LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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