In karate, high percentages of fat mass (%FM) are often associated with poor sport performance. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is able to accurately measure the %FM (%FM-DXA), but it may not be practical in some sport settings, where anthropometry has long been used as an alternative. This study aimed to explore the ability of sixteen available anthropometric equations to estimate the %FM (%FM-AE) in karate Furthermore, two population-specific predictive equations to estimate the %FM-DXA were developed from anthropometric measurements.

Anthropometric prediction of DXA-measured percentage of fat mass in karate athletes

Cavedon, Valentina
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Sandri, Marco;Zancanaro, Carlo;Milanese, Chiara
2022-01-01

Abstract

In karate, high percentages of fat mass (%FM) are often associated with poor sport performance. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is able to accurately measure the %FM (%FM-DXA), but it may not be practical in some sport settings, where anthropometry has long been used as an alternative. This study aimed to explore the ability of sixteen available anthropometric equations to estimate the %FM (%FM-AE) in karate Furthermore, two population-specific predictive equations to estimate the %FM-DXA were developed from anthropometric measurements.
skinfold thickness,
body composition,
predictive equations,
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