The Relationship Between Body Composition, Training And Race Performance In A Group Of Thoroughbred Flat Racehorses: Body composition is a non-invasive way of assessing an athlete’s potential for performance. This study identified a significant link between fat-free mass, an indication of muscle mass assessed through ultrasonography, and racecourse performance in Thoroughbred racehorses.
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