POSSIBLE HORMONE PREDICTORS OF PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE IN ADOLESCENT TEAM SPORT ATHLETES
Alanna C Martin, Ian T Heazlewood, Cecilia M Kitic, Isabelle Lys, Liam Johnson
The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019
Martin, AC, Heazlewood, IT, Kitic, CM, Lys, I, and Johnson, L. Possible hormone predictors of physical performance in adolescent team sport athletes. J Strength Cond Res 33(2): 417-425, 2019-The research aim of this study was to determine possible hormone predictors of physical performance in adolescent team sport athletes. Saliva samples were collected immediately before performance testing sessions from 114 state squad athletes (77 males, 37 females) participating in either Australian football, basketball, hockey, or netball. Participants completed tests of aerobic and anaerobic capacity, agility, power, and speed. Samples were collected over 22 months at quarterly, six-monthly, and/or yea..View full abstract
This project was funded by Charles Darwin University under a 2012 project grant. The authors thank the Tasmanian Institute of Sport and the University of Tasmania for their contribution. They also thank the participants, coaches, physiologists, AFL Tasmania, and Netball Tasmania for their assistance with this study. The results of this study do not constitute endorsement of the product by the authors or the NSCA.