Milos Puletic, Daniel Stankovic

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The aim of this research was to determine if there is any influence of somatotype components on success in sport climbing on natural rock. The research was conducted on 31 male, serbian sport climbers (mean age: 28.1 ± 5.5 years, body height 181.2 ± 6.5cm, weight 72 ± 6.2kg) with climbing expirience of 6.7 ± 4.1 years. Ten measurments were used for calculating somatotype components and regresion analysis was used for determining the influence of somatotype components on competition results. The results showed that there is a statistically significant influence of somatotype components on competition results. The endomorphic component showed a statistically significant influence on success, while the mesomorphic and the ectomorphic component haven’t influenced success in sport climbing. We can conclude that sport climbers can benefit from low body fat which can improve their climbing results.

Key words: sport climbers, endomorphic component. mesomorphic component, ectomorphic somponent


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