Anthropometric and body composition characteristics of Shindeshi sumo wrestlers

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Title translated into German:Anthropometrische Eigenschaften und Koerperzusammensetzung von Shindesi-Sumo-Ringern
Author:Tanaka, Kiyoh; Kato, Hiroshi; Kikuchi, Kazuo; Nagatomo, Mussumi; Nakajima, Hideaki; Shibayama, Hidetaro; Ebashi, Hiroshi; Nishijima, Yoko; Matsuzawa, Machiko; Ogawa, Shinkichi
Published in:Japanese journal of physical fitness and sports medicine
Published:28 (1979), 3 S. 257-264, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
Language:English, Japanese
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Identification number:PU198006012233


The purposes of this study were: (1) to assess the validity of percent body fat estimation by skinfold thickness measurement when compared to the hydrostatic weighing criterion method;(2) to determine the interrelationships between anthropometric variables for use in the clear assessment of the physical characteristics of Shindeshi sumo wrestlers;and (3) to thereby develop a formula that would reliably predict percent body fat using skinfold thickness and/or anthropometric measurements in this exceptional population.The interrelationships between anthropometric a.body composition variables were investigated using 35 Shindeshi sumo wrestlers,aged 15-20 years (x16.5+1.5).The results of the present study can be summarized as follows.1. The Shindeshi in the present study possessed physiques more developed than those tested in the past. The development of body weight was particularly notable (i.e. over 100 kg). 2. Percent body fat for the Shindeshi was remarkably higher than that of a normal population of the same age, with approximately seventy percent of the Shindeshi possessing more than 20 body fat and less than 1.05000 body density. 3. Body density and height correlated negatively and insignificantly with almost all the variables. Verf.-Referat