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Changes in Body Size of Elite High School Football Players: 1963 - 1989.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael A. Perko, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: An examination of the heights and weights of members of the Parade Magazine's High School All-American Football Teams from 1963-1971 indicates no significant changes in the Body Mass Index of these elite athletes whereas an increased pattern in Body Mass Index was noted within this group from 1972-1989. The large increases in Body Mass Index after 1971 among the All-American high school football players raise interesting research questions; in particular, what portion of these gains can be attributed to improved nutrition and training techniques and what portion is the result of use of performance enhancing drugs such as anabolic steroids?

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Publication
Wang, M. Q., Downey, G. S., Perko, M. A., & Yesalis, C. E. (1993). Changes in Body Size of Elite High School Football Players: 1963 - 1989. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 76, 379-383.
Language: English
Date: 1993
Keywords
High school athletes, Football, Body mass index, Long term trends