“A comparison Study Among Selected Equations For Predicting Resting Metabolic Rate of Volleyball Players”
Prof . Abdelnaser Qadumi
The Seventh International Conference, 29-30/4/2015, Faculty of Physical Education, Yarmok University.
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences of four published equations for predicting (RMR) kcal/ day in male volleyball players, and determine the efficacy of Body Surface Area (BSA) in the prediction of (RMR) . The sample consisted of (101) players from different grades in Palestine. (DeLorenzo et al., 1999), (Mifflin et al., 1990), (WHO, 1985) and (Harris & Benedict, 1919) equations were used in measuring (RMR). The results of (MANOVA) using Hotelling’s Trace Test, and Sidak post-hoc test indicated a significant differences at (α = 0.05) among all equations. The highest mean was for using (DeLorenzo et al. , 1999) equation (1930.38)kcal/day, while the lowest mean was for (Mifflin et al., 1990) equation (1777.95) kcal/day. Also, the results revealed high correlation between (BSA) and (RMR), The regression equation was:
(RMR) kcal/day = (-59.666) +((1024.402)*(BSA Meter Square ))
(R2= 0.962; SE= 20 kcal/day, Beta = 0.99)
Based on the study finding the researcher recommended to conduct other research studies for different games and sport events. In addition, studying the correlation between anthropometric measures and (RMR) for athletes.