Anthropometric Measurements

April 25, 2014
Writer: Brandon Plunkett

Why Is it Important to be Tested?

Anthropometric Measurements (wt, ht, waist/hip ratio):
The anthropometric measurements are commonly used as evaluation by comparing individual measurements to reference standards, represented by percentiles. It is most helpful to evaluate a pattern of measurements obtained on a regular basis over time. These measurements will assess how and where your fat is stored.

What is done with the information gathered?
A report of your fitness assessment will be discussed with you. To objectively identify areas that may require emphasis in your exercise prescription, consideration will be given to the established norms for various levels of physical fitness. The purpose of this assessment is not to place you in a fitness category. Rather, we feel it is more helpful to measure your current physical capacities and compare these with regularly scheduled fitness assessments overtime.