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Glasnik Antropološkog društva Srbije
2018, iss. 53, pp. 47-53
article language: Serbian
document type: Original Scientific Paper
published on: 18/01/2019
doi: 10.5937/gads53-17699
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Comparation of morphological characteristics and motor skills between alpinists and other athletes
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Sports and Physical Education



Alpinism is climbing to high mountains every season by hardly accessible and steep walls due to the discovery of the beauty of the natural environment, as well as the strengthening of physical strength, endurance and will. To ensure that alpinists are able to successfully and safely perform their ascents and achieve top sporting results, well-developed motor skills, as well as balanced morphological characteristics are necessary. Motor skills are the result of complex man's ability to manifest motor structures in certain activities, which integrate psychic characteristics, biochemical processes and functional changes. The aim of the research is to examine the differences in the morphological characteristics and motor skills of alpinists and other athletes, ages 16-26, both sexes. The sample of the respondents is 30 athletes, 15 alpinists (6 women and 9 men) and 15 other athletes (8 women and 7 men). It has been found that male alpinists are different from other athletes to the extent of BMI body composition. Women alpinists differ from other athletes in the capacity of the explosive muscle strength of the leg armpit. Alpinists, both sexes have better results than other athletes, both sexes in the relative strength and stamina of the upper body. Between alpinists and other athletes, both sexes have no difference in motor skills, agility and speed of movement, and ability to maintain balance on the front of the foot. The paper presents a good starting point for trainers to learn morphological characteristics and motor skills, as well as to plan the training process in the future.



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