The purposes of this study were to: (a) examine the age-related patterns of differences in height (HT), body mass (BM), percent body fat (% fat), body mass index (BMI), and skinfolds (SF) in 11- to 18-year-old wrestlers; (b) determine the coherence of direct (% fat) and indirect (BMI and SFs) indicators of adiposity in the wrestlers; and (c) compare the age-related patterns and mean values for HT, BM, BMI, subscapular, and triceps SF for the wrestlers to those of national samples of boys from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) database.

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By Dr Jason Gillis.

If you want to optimise your preparation and your performance in the cage on fight day, you should consider implementing a regular testing and monitoring program. The purpose of this article series is to show you how to effectively monitor the physical and psychological performance factors most relevant to MMA.