The aim of this study was to analyze neuromuscular variables after conducting a race of 10,000 meters and examine the relationship between body composition and neuromuscular variables with the performance in race (Pace and run time) in amateur runners. For this, 19 military (28.5±2.3 years), performed neuromuscular (static leg strength and handgrip; power of lower limbs and flexibility), anthropometric and body composition evaluation before and after a race 10,000 meters. There was a reduction in static leg strength (P=0.034) and increase in explosive strength (P=0.002) and flexibility (P=0.004) after the test. In linear multiple regression analyses the ∑ skinfolds was significantly related with Pace and run time (p<0.05). The results of this study indicate that there are changes in neuromuscular performance after a race of 10,000 meters and race performance is associated with body composition.
Physical fitness; Anthropometry; Racing; Pace; Athletic performance.