Anthropometric Profile and Body Composition of the Mexican Men ́s Volleyball Team

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Lenin Tlamatini Barajas Pineda; Ciria Margarita Salazar C.; José E. Del Río Valdivia; Pedro Julián Flores Moreno; Julio Alejandro Gómez Figueroa & Eduardo Gómez Gómez


Until recently, determining the anthropometric and body composition profile of athletes has been a fundamental tool for predicting sports performance and biomechanical behavior. For this study, 15 players form the Mexican Men`s Volleyball Team, aged 26.4±4.73, were evaluated prior to the beginning of the XIV 2019 Pan- American Volleyball Cup, using the ISAK protocol. As well as the Carter & Heath equation to determine the anthropometric profile and somatotype, the percentage and Kg of fat, with the Durnin & Womersley equation, the De Rose and Gimares muscle mass, and bone tissue with the Rocha equation. The average weight was 85.45 kg (± 8.39), height 192.71 cm (±7.15); somatotype: endomorphic (2.3 ± 0.8), mesomorphic (4.0 ± 1.4), and ectomorphic (3.6 ± 1.5). The overage % GC was (3.6 ± 1.5). kg GC (11.2 ± 4.0), de % MM (43.8 ± 2.3) kg MM (37.3 ± 2.7), % TO (19.3 ± 1.8), kg TO (16.4 ± 1.2). It is concluded that the Mexican Men`s Volleyball Team is within the competitive ranges of a larger international teams, in addition, and as international reference values, the Selection presents two somatotypes profile, endo-mesomorphic for defensive players and ecto-mesomorphic for offensive players, technically benefiting their performance.

KEY WORDS: Somatotype; Body composition; Anthropometric; Volleyball.

How to cite this article

BARAJAS, P. L. T.; SALAZAR, C. C. M.; DEL RÍO, V. J. E.; GÓMEZ, G. E.; GÓMEZ, F. J. A. & FLORES, M. P. J. Anthropometric profile and body composition of the Mexican men ́s volleyball team Int. J. Morphol., 39(1):90-94, 2021.