Evaluation of the Relationship between Explosive Power and Anthropometric and Body Composition Indices in Female Volleyball Players

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Volleyball is known as sport that requires high physical fitness, including muscle power, agility and reaction; hence, body composition and anthropometric features play important roles in this field. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between anthropometric and body composition indices with lower limb explosive power in female volleyball players.

Material and method

This correlational study was conducted in which 16 semi-professional female volleyball players with an average age of 20.4 ± 1.34 years and BMI of 22.09 ± 3.42 kg/m2 voluntarily participated. All volleyball players had a history of participation in the Tehran province volleyball league. First, data were collected and recorded by demographic questionnaire. Then, the body composition (fat percentage, muscle mass, visceral fat) was measured and recorded in the 3-hours fasting condition by body analysis device (OMRUN Bf511). Finally, Sargent Vertical Jump Test was used to evaluate explosive power of the lower limb muscles.


Pearson correlation coefficient was used at the significant level p <0.05 for statistical analysis. The results indicated a significant positive correlation between muscle mass and lower limb explosive power (P <0.02) and a significant negative correlation between explosive power and fat percentage (p <0.05). Also, a significant positive relationship was found between height and explosive power of lower limb.


The results of this study show that resistance training along with volleyball specific power training can increase the muscle mass as well as it is at the same time.

Journal of New Approaches in Exercise Physiology, Volume:3 Issue: 6, Summer and Autumn 2021
111 to 120
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