Relationships of heart rate variability parameters with indicators of external body structure in highly qualified juvenile mesomorph volleyball players

  • A. V. Syvak National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine
Keywords: correlation, cardiointervalographic parameters, anthropometric dimensions, mesomorphic somatotype, volleyball players.


Determining the maladaptation and adaptive capabilities of the body, in particular the cardiovascular system of volleyball player is currently advanced in sports medicine. The aim of the work is to establish correlations between cardiointervalographic indicators and parameters of external body structure in volleyball players of mesomorphic somatotype of juvenile age. The study involved 24 volleyball players aged 17 to 21 with a high level of sportsmanship and more than 3 years of experience. We conducted a study of heart rate variability on the cardiac computer diagnostic complex "OPTW" according to the recommendations of the European and North American Cardiac Association (1996). Indicators of autonomic homeostasis according to Baevsky, variation pulsometry, statistical and spectral cardiointervalographic parameters were determined. Anthropometry was performed by the method of Bunak (1941), somatotypological study – by the calculated modification of the method of Heath-Carter (1990), determination of the component composition of body weight by the method of Matejko (1992), correlation analysis by the method of Spearman was performed in the package "STATISTICA 5.5". Mesomorphic volleyball players were found to have the highest number and strength of reliable correlations with anthropo-somatotypological parameters, most of which were inverse and medium strength. Statistical, spectral parameters of heart rate variability and indicators of autonomic homeostasis with indicators of external body structure had few significant correlations. The girth of the hand in mesomorphic constitution volleyball players was statistically significantly related to the value of all statistical parameters and indicators of autonomic homeostasis by the method of Baevsky. According to the results of correlation analysis, we can assume that in volleyball players of mesomorphic somatotype with increasing the size of the mesomorphic component of somatotype, longitudinal, circumferential sizes and diameters of chest, arm, leg, neck will increase the impact on heart rate variability of the parasympathetic autonomic system.


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How to Cite
Syvak, A. V. (2019). Relationships of heart rate variability parameters with indicators of external body structure in highly qualified juvenile mesomorph volleyball players. Biomedical and Biosocial Anthropology, (37), 49-54.