Topend Sports Logo

Breadth Measures

Breadth measures are made at standard anatomical sites around the body, measured with a specific breadth measurement calipers. See also the body size tests of length.

equipment required: breadth calipers, though sometimes simple tape measures can be used effectively.

procedure: here is the common way to measure breadth. Check the site descriptions below for instructions for specific sites.

sites: Below are some common body sites used for breadth measurements. Click on the link for a detailed description of the procedures. Sites marked with * are part of the ISAK full anthropometry profile.

reliability: Things that may affect reliability are changes to the testers, and correct landmarking (finding the correct anatomical sites for measurement).

Related Pages

send us a comment Any comments, suggestions, or corrections? Please let us know.

Testing Extra

We have over 400 fitness tests listed, so it's not easy to choose the best one to use. You should consider the validity, reliability, costs and ease of use for each test. Use our testing guide to conducting, recording, and interpreting fitness tests. Any questions, please ask or search for your answer.

 → How to Cite