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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In terms of somatotype values, wrestlers are thought to have a mesomorphic character (very high muscularity) as the study that having been with Olympic wrestlers had an average somatotype of 2.
The purpose of this study was to establish FMS composite scores for the four simplified somatotype categories (normal, endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph), as well as to determine the predictive ability of somatotype category and FMS score.
The current study compared the somatotype values of Malaysian and Pakistan u-19 cricket players.
All three somatotype groups exhibited movement at all four measurement locations.
phenotypic difference and similarity in terms of somatotype [body-type in terms of ectomorphy, endomorphy, and mesomorphy as well as the crude realization of differences in height and weight]
In the fifty years since Sheldon and Stevens (1942) conducted their somatotype research, the negative characteristics associated with the thin, or ectomorphic, body build have dwindled.
She accompanied Mead on her return visit to Pere on Manus Island in 1953 and stayed on after Mead had left, to take somatotype photographs for her.
Key Words: Rhythmic Gymnastics, Somatotype, Eating Behavior, Body Composition
Relationship of somatotype and body composition to physical performance in 7 to 12 year boys.
Relationship among swimming performance, body composition and somatotype in competitive collegiate swimmers.
All the surveyed students were divided into 4 groups according to the area of ecological trouble, between which a comparative analysis of the level of physical development on the following parameters : body length (BL), body weight (BW), vital capacity (VC), dynamometry right and left hand (DRH, DLH), systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP), heart rate (HR), biological age (BA), somatotype (ST--asthenoid, thoracic, muscular, digestivny).
Relationships among swimming performance, body composition and somatotype in competitive collegiate swimmers.