Submission Title

Indicators of Metabolic Syndrome of First-Year Division III Football Players

Subject Area

Health, Human Performance and Athletics

Description

Football teams are comprised of a variety of body types dependent on position. For instance, for blocking purposes, linemen tend to be heavier. Other positions such as running backs are more agile and require speed (skilled position). Some football players such as linemen may be overweight or obese and are at elevated risk of metabolic syndrome (METs). The metabolic health of college football players is important to consider for the purpose of tailoring their training regimen and eating habits to maintain healthy lifestyles, rather than just to perform well in their sport. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between the offensive line, defensive line, and skilled positions and metabolic health status in Division III first-year players. Effective methods for assessing risk of metabolic syndrome were also investigated.


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Indicators of Metabolic Syndrome of First-Year Division III Football Players

Football teams are comprised of a variety of body types dependent on position. For instance, for blocking purposes, linemen tend to be heavier. Other positions such as running backs are more agile and require speed (skilled position). Some football players such as linemen may be overweight or obese and are at elevated risk of metabolic syndrome (METs). The metabolic health of college football players is important to consider for the purpose of tailoring their training regimen and eating habits to maintain healthy lifestyles, rather than just to perform well in their sport. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between the offensive line, defensive line, and skilled positions and metabolic health status in Division III first-year players. Effective methods for assessing risk of metabolic syndrome were also investigated.