Anthropometric profile of Chilean junior rowers

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Rubén Gajardo Burgos; Cristian Gómez Coronado; Jorge Flández Valderrama; Sergio Martínez Huenchullán & Manuel Monrroy Uarac


The aim was to describe the anthropometric characteristics of Chilean junior category male rowers who participated in a selection process during the years 2011 and 2012. We evaluated 27 athletes with a mean age of 16.95±0.97 in which 25 anthropometric variables were measured. We calculated pentacompartimental body composition, somatotype and proportionality. Descriptive statistics were used to characterize athletes. The average of results showed that Chilean junior rowers have a high percentage of muscle mass, low body fat and a balanced mesomorphic somatotype.

KEY WORDS: Anthropometry; Somatotype; Body composition; Rower.

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GAJARDO, B. R.; GÓMEZ, C. C.; FLÁNDEZ, V. J.; MARTÍNEZ, H. S. & MONRROY, U. M. Anthropometric profile of Chilean junior rowers. Int. J. Morphol., 31(3):797-801, 2013.