Body Composition and Physical Performance

Body Composition and Physical Performance

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This book surveys the entire field of body composition as it relates to performance. It includes a clear definition of terminology and a discussion of the various methods for measuring body composition. The authored papers represent a state-of-the-art review of this controversial field and address questions such as: What is a better measure of body composition--body fat or lean body mass? Does being overweight for one's height really affect performance? The book also addresses the issue of physical appearance as it relates to body fatness and performance. It includes an in-depth discussion of many of the topics of interest to those involved in sports medicine and exercise physiology.Because the Army is concerned about the fitness of enlistees, some volunteers are medically disqualified solely on the ... The Armya#39;s program of physical fitness training is described in Army Field Manual 21-20 (FM 21-20; U.S. Department ofanbsp;...

Title:Body Composition and Physical Performance
Author:Bernadette M. Marriott, Judith Grumstrup-Scott
Publisher:National Academies - 1992-01-01


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