Anthropometric Indexes in Young Elite Male Sprint Canoeists

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Fernando Alacid; José María Muyor; José Ramón Alvero-Cruz; Manuel Isorna & Pedro Ángel López-Miñarro


The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics of the anthropometric indexes in male young sprint canoeists. Body mass, stature, sitting height, arm spam, waist and hip girths, arm and forearm lengths and biacromial and biiliocristal breaths were measured in the 33 canoeists. Anthropometric indexes were obtained: body mass index, waist-hip ratio, relative arm spam and cormic, Manouvrier's, acromial-iliac and brachial indexes. Most paddlers had a healthy weight for height, a low waist-hip ratio, and a higher arm span than stretch stature. Results were more varied in other indexes, with a higher number of paddlers who had intermediate trunk length for Cormic index, long lower limbs for Manouvrier index, intermediate an trapezoidal trunk shape for acromial-iliac index and a medium and short forearm length for brachial index.

KEY WORDS: Anthropometry; Anthropometric indexes; Canoeing.

How to cite this article

ALACID, F.; MUYOR, J. M.; ALVERO-CRUZ, J. R.; ISORNA, M. & LÓPEZ-MIÑARRO, P. A. Anthropometric indexes in young elite male sprint canoeists. Int. J. Morphol., 30(2):579-582, 2012.