Asian Journal of Sports Medicine

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Physical Fitness Attributes of Team-Handball Players are Related to Playing Position and Performance Level

Luis Massuca 1 , 2 , * , Braulio Branco 3 , Bianca Miarka 3 and Isabel Fragoso 2
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1 Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, Lusofona University, Lisbon, Portugal
2 CIPER Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Cruz-Quebrada, Portugal
3 Physical Education and Sport School, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Article information
  • Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: March 01, 2015, 6 (1); e24712
  • Published Online: March 1, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: October 19, 2014
  • Revised: November 30, 2014
  • Accepted: December 13, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/asjsm.24712

To Cite: Massuca L, Branco B, Miarka B, Fragoso I. Physical Fitness Attributes of Team-Handball Players are Related to Playing Position and Performance Level, Asian J Sports Med. 2015 ; 6(1):e24712. doi: 10.5812/asjsm.24712.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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