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A hypothetical man and woman, based upon the average physical dimensions from detailed measurements of thousands of subjects in anthropometric studies. Reference man has the following characteristics: age 20–24; height 68.5 in; weight 154 lb; total fat 23.1 lb (15%) of which storage fat is 18.5 lb (12%) and essential fat is 4.6 lb (3%); muscle 69 lb (44.8%); bone 23 lb (14.9%); remainder 38.9 lb (25.3%). Reference woman has the following characteristics: age 20–24; height 64.5 in; weight 125 lb; total fat 33.8 lb (27%) of which storage fat is 18.5 lb (15%) and essential fat is 15 lb (12%); muscle 45 lb (36%); bone 15 lb (12%); remainder 31.2 lb (25%).

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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