The International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry holds a major international conference every four years. This volume contains the papers presented at the fourth such event, held at the World Congress on Youth, Leisure and Physical Activity in Brussels.
List of reviewers.
Introduction. Monkey business: evolution, culture, and youth sport - J Broekhoff. Part One: Body composition and growth. Regional adiposity and the sex hormones - A D Martin and M Daniel. Mineral and water contents of the fat-free body: effect of gender, activity level, age and maturation - H M Slaughter, C B Christ, R A Boileau, R J Stillman and T G Lohman. Longitudinal study of the stability of the somatotype in boys and girls - W Duquet, J Borms, J Hebbelinck, J A P Day and P Cordemans. The analysis of individual and average growth curves: some methodological aspects - R Hauspie and H Chrzastek-Spruch. Part Two: Physical activity, health and fitness. Nutrition and physical activity - J Parizkova. Windsurfing: effects of youth-specific changes in materials and techniques concerning the load on the lower back during the lifting of the sail - D de Clercq, N Debo and R Claeys. Skeletal ruggedness as a factor in performance of Olympic and national calibre synchronised swimmers, M R Hawkes & D Sovak. Applications of spinal shrinkage to subjects with low back pain - G Garbutt, M G Boocock, T Reilly and J D G Troup. Flexibility, warm-up and injuries in mature games players - T Reilly and A Stirling. Daily physical activity and its relationship with health related and performance related fitness in thirty- year-old men - C Van den Bossche, G Beunen, R Renson, J Lefevre, A Claessens, R Lysens, H Maes, J Simons, B Vanden Eynde and B Vanreusel. The effects of continuous and intermittent training on the ventilatory threshold and maximum exercise capacity of middle-aged men, P S C Gomes & Y Bhambhani. Heritability of health- and performance-related fitness, H Maes, G Beunen, R Vlietinck, J LeFevre, C Van den Bossche, A Claessens, R Derom, R Lysnes, R Renson, J Simons & B Vanden Eynde. Ergometric assessment of kayak paddlers - S Derham & T Reilly.
Part Three: Performance and Anthropometry. Physical activity and bone - D Bailey and R G McCulloch. Distinguishing anthropological factors in female speed skaters with respect to their success in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games - D Sovak and M Hawes. Sexual dimorphism in fat patterning in young track and field athletes - J Maia and A Costa. Somatotypes of female veteran track and field athletes - J Broekhoff, W Pieter, D Taaffe and A Nadgir. Relation of anthropometric measures and anaerobic performance in young Brazilian soccer players - J Soares and L A Anjos. Sexual dimorphism and motor performance of female children, with a remark on elitism and negative selection - F Sobral. Part Four: Growth and performance. Biological maturation and physical performance - G Beunen. A comparison of oxygen uptake during running in children and adults - R Eston, S Robson and E Winter. Physical performance decline or improvement of girls at the time of PHV and later maximal performance - J Borms, W Duquet, M Hebbelinck, J A P Day and A Henderix. Tracking at the extremes in health- and performance-related fitness from adolescence through adulthood - J Lefevre, G Beunen, A Claessens, R Lysens, H Maes, R Renson, J Simons, B Vanden Eynde and B Vanreusel. Growth, physical performance and psychological characteristics of disadvantaged Brazilian pre-school children - B Rocha Ferreira and L L Rocha. Changes in running speed and endurance among girls during puberty - S Szczesny and J Coudert. Youth sports: readiness, selection and trainability - R M Malina. Index