Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Study on Physique Characteristics of Skilled Athletes
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
 Title & Authors
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;
  PDF(new window)
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.
Athletes;Physique Characteristics;Martin Anthropometer;ISAK;
 Cited by
Hawes MR. Anthropometric modeling of human performance determinants in sport. The 96 Seoul International Sport Congress Proceedings Symposium 1993: 42-58.

Norton & Olds. Disciplinary Session 8 / Measurement & Evaluation in P.E. : Body Composition and Morphology / The Evolution of Fatness in Australian Children between 1985 and 1997. New Millennium and Sport Vision Abstract 1999 May; 7(5): 119-28.

Schare. The role of body image in sexually avoidant behavior. Arch Sex Behav 1993 Aug; 22(4): 345-56. crossref(new window)

Oh YS. Characteristics of Somatotype and Physique of Elite Sports Aerobics Players Using the Somatotype Attitudinal Distance. Journal of Korean Physical Education Association for Women 2004; 18(4): 93-103

Ebben WP, Hintz MJ, Simenz CJ. Strength and conditioning practices of Major League Baseball strength and conditioning coaches. Jourmal of Strength and Conditioning Reserach 2005; 19(3): 538-46.

Bale P. Anthropometric, body Composition and Performance variables of young elite female basketball player. SportsMed Phys Fitness 1994: 31(2).

Barr JR, Weis BK, Balshaw D, Brown D, Ellisman M, Lioy P, Omenn G, Potter JD, Smith MT, Sohn L. Personalized exposure assessment: promising approaches for human environmental health research. Environ Health Perspect 2005; 113(7): 840-8. Review. crossref(new window)

Jin JG. A study on Taekwondo for the Comparative the performance-enhancing. The Research Institute of Yongin University 1986: 2(2).

Choi IB, Chung YS. A Study on Comparison of Physique and Physical Fitness between Weight of Tae Kwon Do Player. The Research Institute of Kyonggi University 1995; 37(1): 623-641.

Jang JW. The Co-relation among the factors of competition competence, physique and physical fitness between wrestlers. The Research Institute of Sports Science Inha University 2000: 12(1).

Choi CS. A copmparative study of physique and physical fitness in each event. Graduate School of Hanyang University 1995.

Kim SC. A Study of Physical fitness and characters of the fighting Athetes, The Research Institute of Gwangju University 1998: 5(1).

Park JS. The Comparative study on Physique And physical Fitness of Judo And Wrestling Athletes. Graduate School of Hanyang University 1992.

Lee JH. Characteristics of anthropometrical physiological and motor ability of high school male and female taekwondo athletes. Graduate School of Gyeongsang National University 2002.