peak height velocity


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peak height velocity

a point in pubescence in which the tempo of growth is the greatest.
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In another study, GH levels increase throughout the first stages of puberty in boys to reach a maximum at the time of peak height velocity (Zhang et al.
Therefore, it is not possible to directly describe the timing of growth-related variables such as peak height velocity or peak weight velocity.
This noninvasive method predicts years from peak height velocity as the maturity offset, based on anthropometric variables (stature, sitting height, weight, leg length).
The highest improvement in both subsamples occurred around the timing of peak height velocity (when players moved from pre- to post-peak height velocity) (Table 3).
The differences in YYIR1 performances at baseline between low and high performance groups seem not to be influenced by body size and maturational status since in both subsamples, the highest performers were the smallest, leanest and furthest away from peak height velocity (i.
The age of peak linear growth (age at peak height velocity (PHV)) is an indicator of somatic maturity representing the time of maximum growth in stature during adolescence.