Somatotyping: Development and Applications
Cambridge University Press, Jun 28, 1990 - Science - 503 pages
Somatotyping is a method of description and assessment of the body on three shape and composition scales: endomorphy (relative fatness), mesomorphy (relative musculoskeletal robustness), and ectomorphy (relative linearity). This book (the first major account of the field for thirty years) presents a comprehensive history of somatotyping, beginning with W. J. Sheldon's introduction of the method in 1940. The controversies regarding the validity of Sheldon's method are described, as are the various attempts to modify the technique, particularly the Heath-Carter method, which has come into widespread use. The book reviews present knowledge of somatotypes around the world, how they change with growth, ageing and exercise, and the contributions of genetics and environment to the rating. Also reviewed are the relationships between somatotypes and sport, physical performance, health and behaviour. Students and research workers in human biology, physical and biological anthropology and physical education will all find valuable information in this book.
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Sheldon and Heath
Other contributions to somatotyping
Comment on somatotype methods and modifications
Range of component ratings
Range of component ratings
Sheldons somatotype distributions of women
Samples of men rated by other methods
Other applications of somatotyping
The HeathCarter somatotype method
The HeathCarter anthropometric somatotype
The HeathCarter anthropometric plus photoscopic
Approaches to somatotype analysis
Calculations and computer programs
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adult Age Height Weight Age range Ethnicity anthropometric somatotype athletes Atlas Bania Barbara Heath boys Brazil Brighton Polytechnic Caingang Calculated from mean correlations Cuba Czechoslovakia Damon Dupertuis dysplasia ectomorphy endo-mesomorphic endomorphy endomorphy and mesomorphy Ethnicity Number Rating female girls groups gymnasts Heath & Carter Heath—Carter anthropometric Heath—Carter method Heath—Carter photoscopic height and weight Height Weight Sample Human Physique Hungary HWR Somatotype Jat-Sikh less endomorphic mean somatotype measurements mesomorphy mesomorphy and ectomorphy morphy Nilotes Number Rating method Olympic Parnell M.4 Parnell's phenotypic photoscopic ratings physical education players plotted Prague range Ethnicity Number Rating method Reference reference N Statistic relative Sample Age range San Diego sexual dimorphism Sheldon skinfolds somato somatochart somatoplots somatotype components somatotype differences Somatotype distribution somatotype method somatotype photographs somatotype ratings somatotype study South Australia Statistic yr Štěpnička subjects swimmers Table Tanner Trunk Index
Page 481 - Seltzer, CC Some re-evaluations of the Build and Blood Pressure Study, 1959 as related to ponderal index, somatotype and mortality.