Racial variation in physique and body composition.

  title={Racial variation in physique and body composition.},
  author={John H. Himes},
  journal={Canadian journal of sport sciences = Journal canadien des sciences du sport},
  volume={13 2},
  • John H. Himes
  • Published 1988 in
    Canadian journal of sport sciences = Journal…
Racial variation in physique and body composition are of interest to sport scientists because these characteristics may be related to athletic performance, fitness, strength and injury. There is clearly variation among groups in mean somatotypes and the sitting height-stature relationship. Although differences are often emphasized, racial group distributions of variables describing physique often overlap to a considerable extent. Environment may be a factor in group differences in physique… CONTINUE READING