Body Size in NYT

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Body Size in NYT

Postby PaulH » September 30th, 2007, 2:25 am

Interesting article on the size differences between athletes, including rowers:
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Postby Citroen » September 30th, 2007, 2:45 am

I'd have posted that in

I've cross-posted it to as I suspect my compatriots may be interested in that article.
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Postby PaulH » October 1st, 2007, 3:40 am

Would you believe I didn't know we had a Links and Articles section? :) Moved now anyway, thanks!
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Postby scribewicz » October 15th, 2007, 4:23 pm

Intersting (but pretty logical) article.

Does anyone know of any articles or research that broke down the different sports and what physical attributes are most likely to contribute to success?

It sounds very "19080's soviet/chinese sports school" type of thinking ... but ... they had/have successful olympians back then!

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Postby igoeja » June 14th, 2008, 11:12 am

Bob Arnot, a former Winter Olympic medical director, wrote a book called SportsTalent that went into capabilities for a broad range of sports, as well as provided tests for a smaller set of 6. ... 0140077901

For abstracts on anthropomorphic characteristics of rowers, many can be found on PubMed:

- diameters of various body parts
- sitting height
- correlations for strength, power, and aerobic capacity
- muscle symmetry and injury
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