International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 10(4), pp. 668 - 676
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2022.100406
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Anthropometric and Physiological Characteristics of Collegiate Modern Pentathlon Athletes


Jae-Ryang Yoon 1, Gi-Chul Ha 2,*
1 Department of Physical Education, Korea National Sport University, Seoul, 05541, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Sports Medicine, National Fitness Center, 05540 Seoul-si, Republic of Korea

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to analyze elite modern pentathlon athletes' anthropometric characteristics and present physical characteristics for better performance and investigate the characteristics of cardiorespiratory fitness and exercises to bone health. The subject of this study was 27 male modern pentathlon athletes. The dual-energy X-ray system absorptiometry was used in this study to measure the bone mineral density (BMD) and the bone mineral content (BMC) in the whole body. An automatic metabolic gas analyzer was used for the maximal graded exercise test. BMD differed significantly between the right and left arms and between the right and left parts of the trunk and the total body; however, no significant difference was found in BMD between the right and left legs (P<0.05). As for physiological variables, oxygen consumption (VO2)/heart rate (HR) were estimated at 60.79 ml/kg/min, and 24.68 ml/bpm, respectively. Such pulmonary characteristics as expiratory minute volume (VE), and VE/oxygen (O2) were 152.37 ml/min, and 38.21 ml/min, respectively. %VO2max, and %HRmax at the anaerobic threshold were estimated at 82.61%, and 85.96%, respectively. At the results together, %body fat can serve as a useful predictor in that it is positively correlated with performance. This strongly indicated that the heart rate control for cardiorespiratory fitness can be a vital predictor of performance because a newly combined event (laser-run) is included.

KEYWORDS
Modern Pentathlon, Body Composition, BMD, Physiological Characteristics

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[1] Jae-Ryang Yoon , Gi-Chul Ha , "Anthropometric and Physiological Characteristics of Collegiate Modern Pentathlon Athletes," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 668 - 676, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2022.100406.

(b). APA Format:
Jae-Ryang Yoon , Gi-Chul Ha (2022). Anthropometric and Physiological Characteristics of Collegiate Modern Pentathlon Athletes. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 10(4), 668 - 676. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2022.100406.