Maximum Oxygen Uptake, Body Mass Index and Resting Metabolic Rate of the First Grade Team Sports Players in The Northern of Palestine
Al-Qadomi, Abdel-Naser; Nemer, Subhi
The purpose of this study was to determine VO2max, BMI and RMR of the first grade team sports games in Palestine. Furthermore, proposed equation to predict (RMR). The sample consisted of (160) players, and they were distributed according to the games as follows: (60) soccer, (40) volleyball, basketball (30) and handball (30) players. The means of age, weight, and height were respectively (22.67 years, 75.33kg, and 1.76 meter). California State University, long Bach (SULB) step-test (DeLoronzo, et al., 1999) equation, and BMI kg/height m2 were used for measuring (VO2max ) (RMR), and (BMI). The results indicated a good level of VO2max, BMI, and RMR; there values were respectively (43.40ml/kg/min, 23.71 kg.m2 and 1907, 72kcal/day). In addition, the results revealed significant differences among games in (BMI) and (RMR), while there are no significant difference in VO2max. Based on the study findings the researchers recommend the development of an equation for predicting (RMR) using other anthropometric measures, and other research studies should be conducted for individual events, and conducting comparative studies between team sports and individual sports players in such measures.