STUDY OF BODY COMPOSITION OF CADETS FROM 1ST AND 3RD COURSE FROM NAVAL ACADAMY “N. Y. VAPTSAROV”. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS.
Martina Moskova and Yordan Kolev
ABSTRACT: Marine professionals in their professional realization and long-term residence at sea are at increased risk of getting into the water and contact it critical situations threatening life and health. This increases the risk of conditioning and increased training requirements for marine professionals regarding physical condition and functional reactivity.
The purpose of the present study is to measure the percentage of body fat and body mass index of servicemen who will work in the marine environment. These are some of the parameters that are studied and serve as indicators of resistance to physical stress of the study group. The results obtained can be compared and tracked over the years of study. One of the tasks of the study is to establish the relationship between these indicators between the two courses of trainee cadets, given that the level of physical training is different in the two courses of study. A total of 47 cadets studying at Naval Acadamy “N.Y.Vaptsarov”from the 1st and 3rd year aged between 19 and 23 took part in the study. The analyzed results show elevated values in the group of the third year, both in the body mass index and in the percentage of fat in comparison with the results of the freshmen.
Keywords: cadets, body composition, body mass index, marine professionals