|Budget Amount *help
¥5,070,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,170,000)
Fiscal Year 2014: ¥650,000 (Direct Cost: ¥500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥150,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥520,000 (Direct Cost: ¥400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥120,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥3,900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥900,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
The purpose of this study was to clarify a factor about muscle distribution and strength and power output properties which influenced the difference of the performance in the weightlifting. Fifty participants of the high school championships volunteered this study for the muscle thickness and body composition test. Another measurements were executed to get the detail information about muscle distribution, strength and power properties. Nine females and thirteen males top athletes took part in the MRI and several strength/power test. Some of them included Olympian and international level weightlifters. These results showed that elbow extensors, flexors and hamstrings were thicker in males compared with females. Higher muscle strength per unit of muscle cross sectional area in hip extension and knee flexion were observed in top males.