Body Composition

Evaluating body composition results

Further Links

Body Composition and performance

Further Reading

Siri, W. E. (1961). “Body composition from fluid space and density” In J. Brozek & A. Hanschel (Eds.), Techniques for measuring body composition Washington, DC: National Academy of Science. pp. 223-244[google books]

Durnin, J.V.G.A., Womersley, J. (1974) Body fat assessed from total body density and its estimation from skinfold thickness: measurements on 481 men and women aged from 16 to 72 years. Br J Nutrition. Vol. 32, 77-97.[full text]

Ellis, K.J. (2000) Human Body Composition: In Vivo Methods. Physiol. Rev. 80: 649–680, [full text]

Eston, R. & Reilly, T. (Ed.) (2009). Kinanthropometry and exercise physiology laboratory manual. Vol. 1: Anthropometry (3rd Ed). London, Routledge.

Heymsfield, S.B., Lohman, T.G., Wang, Z., Going, S.B. (2005) Human Body Composition (2nd Ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. [google books] (see below)

Heyward, V.H. & Wagner, D.R. (2004) Applied Body Composition Assessment. (2nd Ed). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.[ancillary website][google books]

Heyward, V.H. (2010) Advanced fitness assessment and exercise prescription (6th Ed.) Champaign IL: Human Kinetics.[google books]

Lohman, T.G. (1971) Biological variation in body composition. J. Anim. Sci.Vol. 32, No. 4, 647-653 [full text]

McArdle,W.D.,Katch, F.I., & Katch, V.L. (2010) Exercise Physiology: - Nutrition, Energy and Human Performance. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Ch 28: Body Composition Assessment. [full text pdf]

Norton, K. and Olds, T. (eds) (1996) Anthropometrica. Australia: UNSW Press [google books]

Slater, G., Shaw, G. and Kerr, A. (2018) Athlete Considerations for Physique Measurement. In Best Practice Protocols for Physique Assessment in Sport (pp. 47-60). Springer, Singapore.

Stewart, A. and Ackland, T. (2011) "Body Composition: Laboratory and Field Methods of Assessment" In Cardinale,M., Newton,R., Nosaka,K. Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications. Oxford; Wiley-Blackwell [google books][companion website]