Possible correlations between aerobic power and anaerobic lactacid capacity in handball players

2019 Discobolul: Physical Education, Sports and Kinetotherapy Journal  
The study aims to analyse the correlations between aerobic power and anaerobic capacity in male handball players in the First League of Romania. The assessed group consists of 50 players (24.92 ± 4.20 years, 190.5 ± 6.93 cm, 95.18 ± 14.18 kg, 20.54 ± 5.15% body fat) who play as goalkeepers (n = 7), wing players (n = 13), backcourt players (n = 23) and pivots (n = 7). The physical evaluation of subjects aimed to determine their aerobic power by the VamEval test, but also their anaerobic lactacid
more » ... anaerobic lactacid capacity using the 8 x 10 + 10 m test. Maximum oxygen consumption was estimated at 56.86 ± 5.00 ml/kg/min, and anaerobic lactacid capacity was 5.55 ± 3.03%. The statistical analysis of the data revealed a negative correlation between the two physical parameters (p = 0.031). Connections were also found between aerobic power and body mass index (BMI), body fat and muscle mass. Thus, there seems to be a close link between the aerobic capacity and the anaerobic lactacid capacity of professional handball players, and between the two, there is a biological link too. The results draw attention to the need to develop aerobic endurance in handball and highlight the links that exist between the body composition of the players and their exercise capacity.
doi:10.35189/iphm.icpesk.2019.47 fatcat:k7rjcmofeng7pouccgyhje3cru