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somatotype

[′sō·məd·ə‚tīp]
(psychology)
A basic body type; three primary components are ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph.
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Thirty volunteer participants underwent the somatotyping process.
I utilized the anthropometric somatotyping method, which requires the measurement often dimensions, including stretch stature or height, body mass or weight, four skinfolds (triceps, subscapular, supraspinale, medial calf) to determine body fat percentages, two bone breadths (biepicondylar humerus and femur) to determine muscle mass percentages, and two limb girths (arm flexed and tensed, calf).
The anthropometric Heath-Carter method of somatotyping was employed for the quantification of shape and composition of the human body, expressed in a three-number rating representing endomorphy (relative fatness), mesomorphy (relative musculoskeletal robustness), and ectomorphy (relative linearity or slenderness) [21].
Body weight, resting heart rate, waist circumference, chest circumference, hip circumference (Mackenzie, 2001), body mass index, body fat percentage and lean body weight of all the subject were measured before and after the program (Carter, Health, Somatotyping, 1990), and at the end of study, pretest and posttest values of groups were compared in itself.