The Effects of The Period of Competition on Elite Athletes’ Body Composition, Serum Lipids and Lipoproteins

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Kishalı N. F. , Ağırbaş Ö., Kıyıcı F. , Burmaoğlu G. E.

XXXII World Congress of Sports Medicine, Rome, İtalya, 27 - 30 Eylül 2012

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Özet Bildiri
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Rome
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İtalya


The aim of this study is to analyze the changes which the competition period in elite athletes have affected over body compositions and blood fats (serum lipids). This study has been applied to totally 22 players, (age avarage 21,73 ± 1,19 years old and high avarage 185,1± 9,46 cm), who haven’t got any health problems and have similar age and physical features. Body compositions were measured twice for the first time before competition period and the second time just after competition period using BIA machine, TANITA (TBF 300). By making measurements, the effects of competition period in basketball and handball on body mass index, BM, FM, BFP, FFM, BLM and BLP were investigated. And blood measurements were made twice just after body composition measurements. In blood samples taken, the effects of elite athletes competition periods on TG, cholesterol, HDL-C, LDL-C and VLDL were researched. Also examined the relationship between body composition and serum lipids. In our study, when the values of elite athletes’ pre-tests and post-tests were compared, there were statistically significant differences in the elite athletes’ results of body weight, body mass index, fat free mass and body liquid rate (p<0,01). There was not statistically significant correlation between body composition and serum lipids.