New Studies on Anthropometry


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Series: Human Anatomy and Physiology

BISAC: SOC002020

Target Audience: People related with Medicine, Physiotherapy, Kinesiology, Motor Development, Sport Sciences and Health, as well as academics, teachers, students and general audience.

By centering its attention on the measurement of the human body and its parts, anthropometry uses diverse methods and instruments, and is useful for a variety of purposes. In a permanently changing world, with science having a fundamental role in modern societies, this book gathers important anthropometric related research from around the globe in a wide field of applications. Readers will be able to get closer to experimental data and literature reviews on different areas, from medical dentistry and podiatry to health and sport sciences. This book will be of interest to graduates, teachers, researchers and general workers in medicine, kinesiology, ergonomics, orthopaedics, motor development and sport sciences and health. In addition, coaches and strength and conditioning staff can use this data to improve the training process. The fifteen chapters allow a better grasp on the science behind anthropometrics and permit to make the bridge between theory and practice by revisiting basic theory and introducing highly specialized topics. Chapters feature helpful tables and illustrations, and a wide list of bibliographic references and key points are presented in the Conclusion for ease of comprehension.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Body fat in male master swimmers: dual x-ray absorptiometry vs. skinfold thickness equations
(Cássia Daniele Zaleski Trindade, Paulo Sehl, Cláudia Dornelles Schneider and Flávio Antonio de Souza Castro – Aquatic Sports Research Group, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil et al.)

Chapter 2 Bone mineral response to physical activity and sport practice
(Dalton M. Pessôa Filho, Danilo A. Massini, Anderson G. Macedo, Camila M. T. Vasconcelos, Thiago P. Oliveira and Luiz Gustavo Almeida dos Santos – São Paulo State University (UNESP), Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil et al.)

Chapter 3 Foot anthropometry
(Fernando Miguel Oliveira – Higher Education, Polytechnic and University Cooperative (CESPU), Institute for Research and Advanced Training in Health Sciences and Technologies, Gandra, Portugal et al.)

Chapter 4 A soccer team anthropometric weighted centroid
(Paulo Roriz and Henrique Martins – Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, CIDESD, Portugal et al.)

Chapter 5 Anthropometry of Rowing: An Update
(Ricardo Cardoso, Diogo Carvalho, Kirstin Morris, J. Arturo Abraldes and Ricardo J. Fernandes – Centre of Research, Education, Innovation and Intervention in Sport, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal et al.)

Chapter 6 Use and interpretation of anthropometric measures in postmenopausal women
(Maria Helena Rodrigues Moreira, José Aurélio Marques Faria, and Ronaldo Eugénio Calçada Dias Gabriel – University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal et al.)

Chapter 7 Anthropometry in dentistry – new insights
(João C. Pinho, Francisco Maligno, Filipa Cardoso, Helena C. Silva – Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal et al.)

Chapter 8 Anthropometrics and competitive swimmers with a disability: a systematic review
(Karla de Jesus, Kelly de Jesus, Flávio Antônio de Sousa Castro and Marcos Franken – Human Performance Studies Laboratory, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil et al.)

Chapter 9 Effects of body mass index on segment coordination and joint variability in running
(Orlando J. Fernandes, Bruno Gonçalves, Joel Martin, Nelson Cortes – Departamento de Desporto e Saúde, Escola de Saúde e Desenvolvimento Humano, Universidade de Évora, Évora, Portugal et al.)

Chapter 10 Body fat estimates: how do they relate to each other and to cardiorespiratory fitness?
(Julian D. Pillay, Firoza Haffejee and Tiago R. Pereira – Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Durban University of Technology, South Africa et al.)

Chapter 11 Body segment parameters for rigid body modelling in biomechanical analyses
(Tomohiro Gonjo and David Sims – Department of Physical Performance, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway et al.)

Chapter 12 Body composition in amputee soccer players: what do we know?
(Mário A. M. Simim, Roberto A. Eneas, Bruno V. C. da Silva, Gustavo R. Mota, Alexandre I. A. Medeiros and Claudio O. Assumpção – Research Group in Biodynamic Human Movement, Institute of Physical Education and Sports, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza-CE, Brazil et al.)

Chapter 13 How do the anthropometric variables influence volleyball and beach volleyball performance?
(Antonio García de Alcaraz, Alexandre Medeiros, Geovani Messias da Silva, Francisco Oliveira Neto, Ricardo J. Fernandes, Karla de Jesus and Mário Simim – Department of Physical Education, University of Almeria, Almeria, Spain et al.)

Chapter 14 The Runner Structure: anthropometric differences in track events
(Geovani Messias da Silva, Alexandre Medeiros, Cláudio Assumpção, Mário Simim – Research Group in Biodynamic Human Movement, Institute of Physical Education and Sports, Federal University of Ceara,
Fortaleza-CE, Brazil et al.)

Chapter 15 Anthropometric indicators and health status – a relationship from infancy to adulthood
(Thayse Natacha Gomes, Mabliny Thuany, Ana Carolina Reyes, Raquel Chaves, Michele Souza and Sara Pereira – Department of Physical Education, Federal University of Sergipe, São Cristóvão, Sergipe, Brazil et al.)



Book Reviews

“In this recent book, New Studies on Anthropometry, the editors have collected a diverse range of complimentary information applicable to a wide population related to both competitive sport, health and physical fitness, all written by experts in their area. This book will be of interest to those working in these fields as well as others both experienced and at the start of their careers, wanting to get a taste of the latest findings and points of interest in their area of study.” – Daniel Daly, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium

“I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the study of human movement. It is the product of several well-known scholars with an extensive history of studying human performance across a variety of subdisciplines. The importance of anthropometrics in the analysis of human movement cannot be overstated, and this book provides a relevant and thorough review of several aspects of the field that will be of interest to both the novice and the expert. The topics range in scope from basic theory to highly applied research across such diverse concepts like aging, amputation, podiatry and dentistry. Each chapter is concise, well-written and accessible with several high-quality figures and tables. The combination of historical and recent data, together with perspectives on future trends, make the book an excellent resource for the movement scientist.” – Jeff A. Nessler, PhD, Professor of Kinesiology, California State University, San Marcos, USA

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