2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Anthropometric Dimensions in College Men and Women Can Define Isometric Strength
Angela M. Moody
Dr. Jerry Mayhew and Prof. Jana Arabas, Faculty Mentors

The purpose of this study was to assess the degree to which selected anthropometric dimensions can explain isometric strength differences between men and women and high-and low-strength individuals. College men (n = 203) and women (n = 339) were measured for age, height, weight, 6 skinfolds, 8 muscle circumferences, 4 skeletal diameters, and 4 isometric strength parameters. The genders were significantly different in all but the suprailiac skinfold and hip and thigh circumferences. Neck circumference, elbow diameter, and triceps and thigh skinfolds accounted for >98% of the gender difference in high-strength individuals and 100% of the gender difference in low-strength individuals. These four dimensions were less successful in discriminating between high-and low-strength individuals within each gender (65.6% in men and 62.5% in women). Body dimensions can differentiate strength levels between men and women better than within each gender.

Keywords: anthropometric, body size, isometric strength, body dimensions

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 2-18
Location: OP Lobby
Time: 4:15 pm

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