American Journal of Sports Science

Special Issue


  • Submission Deadline: 30 January 2016
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Anup Adhikari
About This Special Issue
Kinanthropometry is defined as the study of human size, shape, proportion, composition, maturation, and gross function, in order to understand growth, exercise, performance, and nutrition. Kinanthropometry is the interface between human anatomy and movement. It is the application of a series of measurements made on the body and from which the data can be used to produce various indices and body composition predictions to measure and describe physique. Scientific papers are invited on growth and development related to Kinanthropometry from different perspectives. This special issue aims to publish articles on anthropometrical aspects related to sport, growth & development, evaluation of physical aspects of different ethnical groups, body composition and somatotype.

Areas to covered :

1. Growth and Development.
2. Kinanthropometry and sports
3. Somatotype of different ethnical groups
4. Body composition
5. Anthropometrical aspects of different ethnical populations.
6. Physical characteristics of different population including baby, children and adult.
7. Influence of body type and physical characteristics on sport performance.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Anup Adhikari

    Anthropometrica Institute, Toronto, Canada

Guest Editors
  • Fernando Alacid

    Faculty of Sport, Saint Anthony Catholic University, Murcia, Spain

  • Sudip Datta Banik

    Department of Human Ecology, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Merida, Mexico

  • Fernando Ferreyro Bravo

    Department of Sports Nutrition, Integral Unit of Healthcare, Autonomous University of Yucatan, Merida, Mexico

Published Articles
  • A Comparative Morphometric Analysis of Trained Young Male and Female Swimmers and Table Tennis Players

    Priya Nandy , Pritha Chatterjee , Anupam Bandyopadhyay

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 37-43
    Received: 27 January 2016
    Accepted: 28 January 2016
    Published: 23 February 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.s.2016040101.17
    Abstract: The study was designed to evaluate and compare the somatotype characteristics of male junior Swimmers, female junior Swimmers, and Table Tennis players. Twenty-six Swimmers and twenty-nine Table Tennis players were evaluated for their anthropometric and somatotype characteristics. Endomorphy, Mesomorphy and Ectomorphy components were evaluated for ... Show More
  • Importance of Human Variation and Scientific Inputs in Designing Furniture

    Shivani Chandel , S. L. Malik

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 31-36
    Received: 31 December 2015
    Accepted: 4 January 2016
    Published: 20 January 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.s.2016040101.16
    Abstract: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to collect anthropometric data on Kshatriya and Kurmi populations residing in Uttar Pradesh for designing furniture. The sample comprised of 1008 adult Kshatriya (252 males and 252 females) and Kurmi (252 males and 252 females), belonging to the age group of 18-40 yrs. The data was statistically analyzed an... Show More
  • Comparative Analysis of Health Related Fitness Among Female Vegetarian Athletes of Football, Basketball and Volleyball

    Anindita Das , Ravi Sharma

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 27-30
    Received: 12 December 2015
    Accepted: 14 December 2015
    Published: 20 January 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.s.2016040101.15
    Abstract: The study was conducted to compare the health related physical fitness of vegetarian athletes of different team games like Football, Basketball and Volleyball. Sixty female athletes (21.2 ± 2.4 year) were studied out of which twenty were from Football, twenty were from Basketball players and rest were from Volleyball. Significant differences were o... Show More
  • Anthropometric and Somatotype Characteristics of Emigrant Canadian Women Living in Canada

    Anup Adhikari

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 22-26
    Received: 9 December 2015
    Accepted: 10 December 2015
    Published: 20 January 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.s.2016040101.14
    Abstract: One thousand four hundred and ten (1410) adult women age ranged from 19 to 40 year were measured randomly for their anthropometric and somatotype characteristics as a part of fitness counselling at local fitness clubs during the year 2010-2012 at Toronto. Women were from Greater Toronto Area (GTA) of Canada and living in Canada for the last 15 year... Show More
  • Somatotyping and Some Physical Characteristics of Trained Male and Female Young Table Tennis Players

    Pritha Chatterjee , Arush Goswami , Anupam Bandyopadhyay

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 15-21
    Received: 1 December 2015
    Accepted: 4 December 2015
    Published: 8 January 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.s.2016040101.13
    Abstract: The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship among somatotype characteristics and physical training of young male and female Indian table tennis players. A total of 29 players (14 males and 15 females), who represented district, state and national level competitions, were evaluated with the sex as a factor. Different body measurements were... Show More
  • Somatotyping and Biomotor Features of Male Children of Chandauli and Mirzapur Districts of Uttar Pradesh, India

    Ashish Kumar Singh , M. Elayaraja , Ajeet Jaiswal

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 9-14
    Received: 14 October 2015
    Accepted: 16 October 2015
    Published: 29 October 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.s.2016040101.12
    Abstract: Five hundred and one (501) male children aged between eight and fourteen years were selected randomly from the districts of Chandauli and Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh , India for establishing the association between components of somatotyping and biomotor features. Heath- Carter technique was used to determine the somatotyping of the children. Hand grip... Show More
  • Somatotype Characteristics of School Boys Aged Six to Eleven Years from Nepal

    Anup Adhikari , N. P. Sinha

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: 29 July 2015
    Accepted: 30 July 2015
    Published: 29 October 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.s.2016040101.11
    Abstract: Nine hundred and ninety seven school children of Nepal age ranged from 6 to 11 year were studied for their somatotype characteristics. Endomorphy-Mesomorphy-Ectomorphy components were calculated using Heath-Carter Somatotype method. Average Endomorphy components for 6,7,8,9,10, and 11 year old boys were 3.0 (±1.8), 3.3(±1.8), 3.1(±1.4), 2.7(±1.0), ... Show More