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Kinanthropometry study of the physique of disciplined personnel

Brenda Tsang (Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China)
C.K. Chan (Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China)
G. Taylor (Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 1 May 2000

Abstract

This paper applies the study of kinanthropometry to define the physique of 49 Hong Kong‐Chinese Fire Services recruits. Kinanthropometry has been widely used in predicting the secular trend in increased body size of and among different ethnic groups world‐wide. It has also been applied in the studies of the physiques of Olympic athletes. The criteria developed for this research can be used as standards for physical recruitment in the disciplined forces, as well as for streamlining and improving the basic measurement scale for the manufacture of uniforms. The results showed that the somatotypes of the studied disciplined personnel were distributed in the range of endomorphic mesomorph. Significant correlation was observed between somatotype components and body girths and length measurements.

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Tsang, B., Chan, C.K. and Taylor, G. (2000), "Kinanthropometry study of the physique of disciplined personnel", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 144-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/09556220010324939

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