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Effects of sport-specific training during the early stages of long-term athlete development on physical fitness, body compositi

Exercise Physiology
U Granacher et al.
Used Parameters : BW, BMI, SMM, PBF

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Germany

Journal : Frontiers in Physiology

Introduction: Several sports demand an early start into long-term athlete development (LTAD) because peak performances are achieved at a relatively young age (eg, gymnastics). However, the challenging combination of high training volumes and academic demands may impede youth athletes' cognitive and academic performances. Thus, the aims of this study were to examine the effects of a one-year sport-specific training and/or physical education on physical fitness, body composition, cognitive and academic performances in …
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