Change of physical characteristics in japanese elite junior divers

Takaya Narita, Takaya Narita, Koji Kaneoka, Yu Okubo, Takaya Narita, Kazuya Sakata, Takamichi Nomura

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Purpose] This study aimed to determine factors related to low back pain (LBP) from changes in the physical characteristics. [Subjects] Thirteen elite junior divers who were followed from 13 to 15 years old. [Methods] The change in each item between the ages of 13 and 15 years old were analyzed by one-way analysis of variance. [Results] Significant main effects were recognized between each age of height, weight, standing long jump, vertical jump, back muscle strength, sit-ups for 30 seconds, and handstand continuance time. [Conclusion] LBP possibly occurs owing to increase in weight after 15 years old.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-633
Number of pages5
JournalRigakuryoho Kagaku
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • diver
  • growth phase
  • low back pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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