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2020, Vol. 7, Issue 3, Part E

Aerobic fitness and body fat of elite Greek soccer referees


Author(s): Zisis Papanikolaou, Dimitrios Rousis, Douzenis Athanasios, Lampropoulos Konstantinos, Lolis Vasileios and Eirini Rousi

Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the aerobic fitness and the percentage of body fat (% BF) of elite Greek referees of the Super League. In the research project, the participants were sixteen men (mean age 36.4±4.9 years) and one female referee who were enrolled in the Referees technical committee (ΚΕΔ-in Greek) of the Hellenic Soccer Federation (EPO). The results showed that the average of the maximum uptake of oxygen (VO2max) for men was 51.7±6.4 ml/kg/min and for the female referee it was 44.1 ml/kg/min. Moreover, the results showed that older referees had higher aerobic fitness levels, implying that they can easily cope with game demands. The conclusion of this research is that Greek referees of the Super League have a satisfying level of aerobic fitness compared to foreign referees. Additionally, the average of men’s body fat percentage was 15.3±2.8%, while for the woman it was 16.3%. Although the % BF for men referees is acceptable, further improvements will enhance their performance. Finally, for the female referee, her % BF was of good standards.

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How to cite this article:
Zisis Papanikolaou, Dimitrios Rousis, Douzenis Athanasios, Lampropoulos Konstantinos, Lolis Vasileios, Eirini Rousi. Aerobic fitness and body fat of elite Greek soccer referees. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(3):265-269.
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