Biology (Basel) 2022 Jun 13;11(6). Epub 2022 Jun 13.
Institute of Sport Sciences, Department of Biomechanics, The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, 40-065 Katowice, Poland.
Although the assessment of physique and body composition poses methodological, technical, and interpretative difficulties, it is of great importance for the health of people with disabilities. The aim of the study was to demonstrate that sedentariness and sports activity are factors differentiating anthropometric characteristics, indices, and body composition in people with physical disabilities. : Fifty-eight people were examined: 48 elite Polish Para athletes, including Paralympic track and field athletes (PTF, = 8), sitting volleyball players (SV, = 15), wheelchair rugby players (WR, = 25), and individuals with cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI, = 10). Read More