CONECTION BETWEEN PHYSICAL
ABILITY AND ANEMIA WITH YOUNG SOCCER PLAYERS SELECTED TO PLAY FOR
Antić Nebojša, Gavrilovic Tamara
Republic Institute of Sport,
INTRODUCTION. In this study the
functional – physical ability of young soccer players, 16
years of age, and the effect of physical activity on anemia has been
monitored. It is a well known fact that the degree of readiness can be
determined by oxygen-uptake tests (direct and indirect methods), and
the effect of physical activity on the body can be determined and
monitored with laboratory blood analysis tests.
The functional ability of a soccer player, the degree of readiness is
determined by the submaximum indirect test of oxygen uptake –
the Astrand test. For the ones who displayed signs of anemia, the
number of red blood cells, hemoglobin and hematocrytes. The number of
soccer players tested is 22.
AIME. The initiative
of this study is to show the connection between the degree of
functional activity that is emphasized with oxygen uptake
(VO2max) and anemia emphasized with the number of red blood
cells, hemoglobin and hematocrytes, with young soccer players 16 years
of age, selected to play for the senior team.
The selected sample shows that there is no sign that physical activity
causes anemia, but it does show that there is a direct link between the
parameters of the blood analysis (red blood cells, hemoglobin and
hematocrytes) and oxygen uptake (VO2 max).
KEY WORDS: oxygen
uptake, anemia, young soccer players.