somatotype


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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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The research results point at the existence of differences in the anthropometric characteristics, body composition and somatotype components between athletes of different sports branches in the term of evaluating absolute values.
The somatotype and dermatoglyphic profiles of adult, junior and juvenile male Brazilian top-level volleyball players.
The distribution, somatoplot representations, mean [+ or -]SD, min, max values of age, height (cm), arm girth (cm), calf girth (cm), elbow breadth (cm), knee breadth (cm), mass (kg), triceps SF (mm), subscapular SF (mm), supraspinale SF (mm), calf SF (mm) used in somatotype calculations of male and female participants and endomorphy, mesomorphy, and ectomorphy components found of somatotypes in terms of male and female participants are given below (Table 1 and Figure 1).
Using FMS to evaluate functional movement patterns of the simplified somatotype categories would provide a better understanding of the relationship between somatotype classification and fundamental movement abilities.
Table 2: Somatotype of the Malaysian and Pakistani Cricketers
Relationships among swimming swimming speed, body composition and somatotype in competitive collegiate swimmers.
Somatotype and blood pressure of rural South African children aged 6-13 years: Ellisras longitudinal growth and health study.
However, this was somewhat attenuated by adjustment for race, maternal and paternal education, maternal and paternal diabetes, and somatotype at age 5.
Relationship between somatotype and blood pressure in a group of institutionalized Venezuelan elders.