Tests of Body Size & Structure

The anthropometric measures of body size is an important component in the assessment of athletes. Body size tests include girths (circumference), lengths and widths (breadths). For information about which tests to use, see the page about body size testing.

Tests of Girths

Stadiometer for measuring height

Tests of Lengths

Tests of Breadths

Tests of Volume / Mass

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