Anđela Đošić, Danijela Živković, Mladen Živković, Tijana Purenović-Ivanović, Marija Bratić, Saša Pantelić

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The aim of this study was to determine the influence of morphological characteristics on the health–related fitness parameters in overweight and obese eight-year-old boys. The research involved 314 boys who attended second grade in the cities of South-East Serbia. The parameters of longitudinal (3), transversal, (3) circular dimensions (3), and body mass and measurement of subcutaneous adipose tissue (3) were used to assess morphological characteristics. Health-related fitness parameters were determined using tests to assess muscle fitness, body composition and cardiorespiratory fitness. Regression analysis was used to determine the influence of morphological characteristics on the parameters of health-related fitness. The results of the research indicate that there is a statistically significant influence (p=.000) of morphological characteristics on most parameters of health-related fitness. No statistically significant effect was found in the forward bend - backward bend - throw test ∑ in the studied sample.


Fitness Parameters, Morphological Characteristics, Health-Related Fitness, Cardiorespiratory Fitness

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