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Study on Physique Characteristics of Skilled Athletes
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Study on Physique Characteristics of Skilled Athletes
Kim, Bo-Kyoung; Lee, Suk-Hee; Yoon, Jung-Gyu; Jeon, Hye-Mi; Kim, Jung-Hee; Lee, Ju-Hwan; Lee, Joon-Hee; Lee, Mun-Hwan; Chang, Duncan; Choi, Wan-Suk;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether there are differences in physique characteristics between the excellent domestic player groups in each sport player's, to prevent epidemiologic damage of musculoskeletal system and to provide fundamental data to improve performances for players. This study has performed for total 60 student players from Y University in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, consists of 20 Kendo players, 20 Judo players and 20 Taekwondo players. We measured the length and circumference of arm, leg, body using Martin anthropometer to collect the data for 3 groups. There was significant difference in lower left arm length between player groups(p<.01), and Kendo players' right side femoral were longer than other 2 groups for leg length measurement(p<.01). Judo players' circumference for right/left stretched arm/bent upper arm were thicker than other 2 groups(p<.01). Taekwondo players' chest circumference were smaller than other 2 groups(p<.01), and Taekwondo players' right/left femoral circumference were thinner than other 2 groups(p<.05). From this study, it was found that there are physique characteristics differences between the Kendo, Judo and Taekwondo player groups. This indicates that repeated exercise for each sport player causes physique change, and it may cause epidemiologic damage of musculoskeletal system. It is recommended to perform balancing exercise prior to main exercise.
 Keywords
Athletes;Physique Characteristics;Martin Anthropometer;ISAK;
 Language
English
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