importance of body composition measurement at athletes and
Elena Ortansa, Gurău Anca Ileana
Institute of Sport
assessment of body
composition is an
essential measure of health
and fitness both for athletes and the general population. The body
composition is a factor contributing to sport performance. The body
fat varies with age and sex and the desirable body fat of athletes
can vary depending on the sport, training level, energy intake. At
non-athletes the assessment of body composition is important in order
to appreciate the nutritional status and monitoring the treatment.
body composition, lean body mass, body fat.