The percentage of bofy fat, the sum of six skinfolds and endomorphy
were significantly greater in females as compared to males (p<0.05).
In the study of Lundy et al.,  the mean endomorphy
component was 2.5 [+ or -]0.6, while the mean mesomorphy component was 6.9 [+ or -]1.2 and the mean ectomorphy component was 0.9 [+ or -]0.5 in rugby players.
When individual movement patterns were assessed more closely only one weak correlation was found between endomorphy
rating and deep squat score (r= -0.32).
While body fatness, as measured with the skin-fold technique, negatively influences balance ability , the association between endomorphy
and occurrence of ankle injuries is also logical.
was calculated using the following formula: (-0.7182) + (0.1451 x subscapular measurement) - (0.00068 x supraspinale measurement) + (0.0000014 x medial calf measurement).
Thus, from childhood through early adulthood, wrestlers are typically characterized by a high level of muscularity as reflected by the Meso rating, but low levels of roundness (endomorphy
) and linearity of build (ectomorphy).
Age was linked to endomorphy
(r=-.17, P=.005), mesomorphy (r=0.14, P=0.019) and ectomorphy (r=0.17, P=0.004).
: 0,7182 + 0,1451* (X1)--0,00068* (X2) + 0,0000014* (X3)
Somatotype as a method describes and expresses the quantification of three components relative to height: 1) endomorphy
, which express body fat content, 2) mesomorphy, which express the development of skeletal muscle and 3) ectomorphy, which express the thinness of the body (Carter & Heath, 1990; Ochoa Martinez et al., 2014).
Malik, 2002) in another system the classification of body types into three basic types: endomorphy
(roundness), mesomorphy (muscularity), and ectomorphy (linearity).
With the purpose of calculating somatotype components (endomorphy
, mesomorphy and ectomorphy) by the Heath-Carter method (Carter & Heath, 1990), 10 anthropometric measures were assessed: body height (BH); body mass (BM); triceps (SF_TRIC), sub scapular (SF_SUBSCA), supraspinous (SF_SUPSP) and calf (SF_CAL) skinfolds; flexed arm (GTH_FARM) and calf girth (GTH_CLF); and humerus (BRDTH_HUM) and femur breadth (BRDTH_FEM).
A somatotype can be defined in terms of its three components: endomorphy
, mesomorphy and ectomorphy (Carter & Heath).