Unformatted text preview: , The real value of somatotyping lies in its contribution toward a better understanding or the individual. A. Sheldon's Somatotvpe r Sheldon designated three primary components of body build: (1) Endomorphy,l- refers to the relative predominance of soft roundness throughout the body. (2) Mesomorphf - refers to relative predominance of muscle. bone, and connective tissue. (3) Ectomorphy* refers to the relative predominance of linearity and fragility. Sheldon rated each component on a seven-point scale to indicate it's relative contribution to the total physique. This three numeral rating of a physique is called the "somatotype". First numeral = endomorphy...
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- Fall '09
- a. Sheldon, relative predominance