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Adam S Gale-Watts, Alan M Nevill
The aim of the present study was to identify whether the relative shape and size characteristics of elite male tennis players have changed over time, and in addition whether any anthropometric parameters characterise the more successful players in Grand Slam tournaments. The height and body mass of the players qualifying for the first round in all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments during the period 1982-2011 was obtained, and successful players defined arbitrarily as those reaching round 3 or beyond. Body mass index (BMI) and the reciprocal ponderal index (RPI) were used as our measures of body shape...
November 2016: European Journal of Sport Science
Marta Bon, Primoz Pori, Marko Sibila
The study aimed to establish the main morphological characteristics of Slovenian junior and senior female national handball team players. Morphological characteristics of various player subgroups (goalkeepers, wings, back players and pivots) were also determined so as to establish whether they had distinct profiles. The subjects were 87 handball players who were members of the Slovenian junior and senior female national teams in the period from 2003 to 2009. A standardised anthropometric protocol was used to assess the subjects' morphological characteristics...
September 2015: Collegium Antropologicum
Débora Franco, Isabel Fragoso, Mário Andrea, Júlia Teles, Fernando Martins
OBJECTIVE: Voice quality provides information about the anatomical characteristics of the speaker. The patterns of somatotype and body composition can provide essential knowledge to characterize the individuality of voice quality. The aim of this study was to verify if there were significant differences in somatotype and body composition between normal and dysphonic speakers. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Anthropometric measurements were taken of a sample of 72 adult participants (40 normal speakers and 32 dysphonic speakers) according to International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry standards, which allowed the calculation of endomorphism, mesomorphism, ectomorphism components, body density, body mass index, fat mass, percentage fat, and fat-free mass...
January 11, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Laura Guillén Rivas, Juan Mielgo-Ayuso, Aurora Norte-Navarro, Roberto Cejuela, María Dolores Cabañas, José Miguel Martínez-Sanz
INTRODUCTION: the triathlon is an endurance sport and individual that consists of three different disciplines: swimming, cycling and running. The aim of the study was to describe and analyze the anthropometric characteristics, body composition and somatotype in male college triathletes. METHODOLOGY: observational and descriptive study of anthropometric characteristics, body composition and somatotype of 39 male college athletes from 24 ± 4,5 years, participants in the championship of Spain university triathlon sprint mode (Alicante 2010), from different universities Spanish...
2015: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
David J Starmer, Sean A Duquette, Brynne E Stainsby, Anthony M Giuliano
PURPOSE: To determine if the soft tissue compliance of the thoracic paraspinal musculature differs based on gender and body type to help create a foam human analogue mannequin to assist in the training of spinal manipulative therapy. METHODS: 54 volunteers were grouped based on their gender and body types. In the prone position, thoracic paraspinal soft tissue compliance was measured at T1, T3 T6, T9 and T12 vertebrae levels bilaterally using a tissue compliance meter...
June 2015: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Ji-Woong Noh, Mee-Young Kim, Lim-Kyu Lee, Byoung-Sun Park, Seung-Min Yang, Hye-Joo Jeon, Won-Deok Lee, Ju-Hyun Kim, Jeong-Uk Lee, Taek-Yong Kwak, Tae-Hyun Lee, Ju-Young Kim, Junghwan Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the somatotype and physical characteristic differences among elite youth soccer players. [Subjects and Methods] In the present study, we evaluated twenty-two Korean youth soccer players in different playing positions. The playing positions were divided into forward (FW), midfielder (MF), defender (DF), and goalkeeper (GK). The participants' lean body mass (LBM), fat free mass (FFM), fat mass (FM), and basal metabolic rate (BMR) were measured and their somatotype determined according to the Heath-Carter method...
April 2015: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Robinson Ramirez-Velez, Rodrigo Argothyd, Jose Francisco Meneses-Echavez, Maria Beatriz Sanchez-Puccini, Carlos Alejandro Lopez-Alban, Daniel Dylan Cohen
BACKGROUND: Wrestling was an important part of the ancient Olympic Games and is still one of the most popular events of the modern Olympic Games. Studies indicate that general physiologic profile of successful wrestlers is high anaerobic power and capacity, muscular strength, above average aerobic power, exceptional flexibility, fat free mass, and a mesomorphic somatotype. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study was to evaluate anthropometric characteristics and physical performance of elite male wrestlers...
December 2014: Asian Journal of Sports Medicine
E Handziska, Z Handziski, I Gjorgoski, M Dalip
AIM: The relationship between somatotype and cortisol and adrenocorticotropic (ACTH) hormone concentrations at rest or after exercise in adolescent soccer players at different time points throughout a soccer season is not understood. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the relationship between somatotype and cortisol and ACTH concentrations at rest and after exercise in adolescent soccer players at different time points during a soccer season. METHODS: During the first 4 months of the soccer season, 47 soccer players (between 15-17 years of age) were tested at three different time points including at baseline, after 6 weeks, and at the end of 4 months...
November 2015: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Yara Lucy Fidelix, Juliane Berria, Elisa Pinheiro Ferrari, Jaelson Gonçalves Ortiz, Tiago Cetolin, Edio Luiz Petroski
The aim of this study was to identify the morphological configuration of youth athletes from professional soccer clubs and to verify their differences according to the tactical position on the field. Overall, 67 male players aged 15 to 17 years were evaluated. The examined anthropometric measurements included body mass, body height, skinfolds (triceps, subscapular, supraspinal and medial calf), girths (flexed and tensed arm and calf) and breadths (humerus and femur). For statistical purposes, analysis of variance and post hoc Bonferroni and Kruskal-Wallis tests were used...
September 29, 2014: Journal of Human Kinetics
Pallav Sengupta, Sobhana Sahoo
BACKGROUND: Reports on the cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition of male workers engaged in processing of tea leaves in factories within the tea-estates of West Bengal, under the influence of physiological workload, are quite scanty. OBJECTIVES: This cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate morphometric characteristics based on physiological status and physical fitness of tea factory laborers who are continuously exposed to tea dust in their work environment for more than two years...
September 2014: African Health Sciences
Ji-Woong Noh, Ju-Hyun Kim, Mee-Young Kim, Jeong-Uk Lee, Lim-Kyu Lee, Byoung-Sun Park, Seung-Min Yang, Hye-Joo Jeon, Won-Deok Lee, Taek-Yong Kwak, Sung-Ho Jang, Tae-Hyun Lee, Ju-Young Kim, Junghwan Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to show somatotype and physical characteristic differences between elite boxing athletes and non-athletes. [Methods] The somatotypes of 23 elite boxing athletes and 23 nonathletes were measured with the Heath-Carter method. The subjects were divided into four weight divisions as follows: lightweight, light middleweight, middleweight, and heavyweight class. [Results] The endomorphic component values of the boxing athletes were lower than those of the nonathletes. However, the mesomorphic component values of the boxing athletes were higher than those of the nonathletes...
August 2014: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Matthieu Ollivier, Sebastien Parratte, Thomas Le Corroller, Thomas Lecorroller, Andrea Reggiori, Pierre Champsaur, Jean-Noël Argenson
This study aimed to determine (1) whether: gender, morphotype, or etiology are correlated with the shape of the proximal femur in patients with advanced hip osteoarthritis and (2) is there any clinical predictive factors of potential abnormal anatomy of the hip at the time of total hip arthroplasty (THA)? We reviewed 689 European hips of patients who underwent THA for primary osteoarthritis (OA) or avascular necrosis (AVN), between 2000 and 2005. The patients were stratified according to their (1) Morphotype, (2) Gender, and (3) Etiology for undergoing THA...
May 2015: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Teghan Lucas, Jaliya Kumaratilake, Maciej Henneberg
Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems are being widely used in crime surveillance. The images produced are of poor quality often face details are not visible, however expert witnesses in the field of biological anthropology use morphological descriptions of body shapes in an attempt to identify persons of interest. These methods can be applied to individual images when other cues such as gait, are not present. Criminals commonly disguise their faces, but body shape characteristics can be used to distinguish a person of interest from others...
2014: Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die Biologisch-anthropologische Literatur
Tijana Purenović-Ivanović, Ružena Popović
Body size and build influence performance in many sports, especially in those belonging to the group of female aesthetic sports (rhythmic gymnastics, artistic gymnastics, and figure skating). These sports pose high specific demands upon the functional, energy, motor and psychological capacities of athletes, but also upon the size, body build and composition of the performers, particularly of the top-level female athletes. The study of the top athletes (rhythmic gymnasts, in this case) may provide valuable information on the morphological requirements for achieving success in this sport...
March 27, 2014: Journal of Human Kinetics
Fatih Catikkas, Cem Kurt, Ozan Atalag
Although there are enough studies concerning the kinanthropometric attributes of players of sports such as football, basketball, or volleyball in Turkey, there are not enough studies on the same for combat sports. Hence, our aim is to assess the kinanthropometric attributes of different combat sports like karate, taekwondo, judo and kickboxing. The present study included 48 national level male athletes from four different combat sports (age, 20.3 (3.19) years; number of years playing the sport, 8.33 (4.59); height, 174...
December 2013: Collegium Antropologicum
Guillem Pailhez, Silvia Rosado, Carolina Baeza-Velasco, Antonio Bulbena
OBJECTIVE: To test whether there is an association between somatotype measures, joint hypermobility (JH), and panic and/or agoraphobia (PA). METHOD: Sociodemographic characteristics, somatotype, and JH status were assessed in 60 patients (30 men and 30 women) with PA and 60 non-clinical controls, matched by age and gender. RESULTS: Patients and controls categorized by gender did not differ in terms of age, educational degree, marital status, or labour situation...
June 2014: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
Matthew John Barlow, Malcolm Findlay, Karen Gresty, Carlton Cooke
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the anthropometric profiles of male surfers and to investigate the relationship of these measures with performance and ability. Following institutional ethical approval, 79 male surfers underwent anthropometric assessment. These surfers composed of three sub-groups of professional (n=17; age: 34.12, s =3.81 years, stature: 177.28, s =6.29 cm; body mass: 78.57, s =7.17 kg), junior national level (n=15; age: 15.61, s =1.06 years, stature: 173.86, s =5.72 cm; body mass: 63...
2014: European Journal of Sport Science
Gulshan Lal Khanna, Indranil Manna
The present study was conducted to study the morphological, physiological and biochemical characteristics of Indian National boxers as well as to assess the cardiovascular adaptation to graded exercise and actual boxing round. Two different studies were conducted. In the first study [N = 60, (junior boxers below-19 yrs, n = 30), (senior boxers-20-25 yrs, n = 30)] different morphological, physiological and biochemical parameters were measured. In the second study (N = 21, Light Weight category- <54 kg, n = 7; Medium weight category <64 kg, n = 7 and Medium heavy weight category <75 kg, n = 7) cardiovascular responses were studied during graded exercise protocol and actual boxing bouts...
2006: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
H Liiv, M Wyon, T Jürimäe, P Purge, M Saar, J Mäestu, J Jürimäe
Anthropometry in dance and aesthetic sports has been shown to play an important role in selection and performance criteria. The aim of the present study was to examine variations in somatotype and anthropometry in three different competitive dance styles: DanceSport Standard, Latin American and Ten Dance. Anthropometry and somatotype data were collected from thirty couples competing in Standard (n=24 individuals), Latin American (n=14) and Ten Dance (n=22) styles. A single tester (ISAK Level 1) carried out all anthropometric measurements using the Heath-Carter protocol and somatotypes were calculated using the Heath-Carter's decimal equations...
April 2014: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
Liliana U Tapia, Pablo A Lizana, Yasna Z Orellana, Francisca S Villagrán, Vanessa F Arias, Atilio F Almagià, Raquel A Burrows, Daniza M Ivanovic
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between somatotype and intellectual ability (IA) in 11-12 and 15-16 year-old students (n = 1,015) in the Chile's Metropolitan Region from a representative sample of 33 educational establishments chosen at random. METHODS: The Heath-Carter somatotype and the IA assessed through the Raven Progressive Matrices Test were measured. RESULTS: The endomorph was observed in 59% of the students; 28% had a mesomorph and 13% ectomorph...
September 2013: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
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