HUMAN SPORT MEDICINE, vol.22, no.S2, pp.61-69, 2022 (ESCI)
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The aim of this study was to investigate
the relationship between anthropometric cha-
racteristics and muscular strength of Turkish elite moutain bikers.
Materials and methods.
group consisted of 12 Turkish elite male mountain bi
kers who participating in national and international
cross country olimpic (XCO) mountain bike races in e
lite category for the last 2
years. Participants mean
age was 22.4 ± 3.4 years, body height was 173.2 ± 5.18 cm, and body mass was 55.7 ± 75.2 kg. Participants
ody height and weigth were measured and body mass index of participants was calculated. To determine
the muscular strength, one repetition maximum (1-RM) tests were performed on participants. The associa-
tion between anthropometric charact
eristics and the muscular strength
performance were determined b
the Pearson correlation coefficient.
The mean of body heigth was positively correlated with 1-RM
means for triceps pull-down and leg extension, body weigth was positively correlated with 1-RM means
for biceps curl, triceps pull-down, shoulder press, lat pulldown, abdominal crunch, leg extension and leg
curl, BMI was positively correlated with 1-RM means for
shoulder press, chest press and leg curl (p < .05).
However, mean age not correlated with
1-RM means for all exercises (p > .05).
body weight and body mass index values are important parameters to be considered in evaluation of muscle
strength and strength training in mountain bike riders.