Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Prediction of Body Composition in University Cheerleaders

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Prediction of Body Composition in University Cheerleaders

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of a body composition prediction formula in a group of university, female cheerleaders. Institutional Review Board approval and informed consent were obtained prior to a cross sectional analysis of data from 36 university female cheerleaders. Measured percent fat was determined using air displacement plethysmography. Predicted percent fat was calculated using the Gallagher (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2000) gender specific formula (1.45 x body mass index) [+ or -](0.12 x age) - (10.02). Pearson correlation and t test were used with significance set at p < .05. Participants were 31 Caucasians; 5 African Americans; 26 bases (in contact with the ground during stunts); 10 flyers (in the air during stunts). Group analysis ([+ or -] SD): age in years 19.07 ([+ or -] 1.40); body mass index in kg/m2 21.45 ([+ or -] 1.84); predicted body fat was greater than measured (23. …

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