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Characteristics of Physical Fitness and Motor Ability in Obese and Lean Child classified by Combining Somatotype, and Body Composition in Adolescence
The purpose of this study was to clarify physical fitness(PF) characteristics of obese and lean adolescent classified by combining somatotype, and body composition. Somatotype were measured by obesity index from weight and height measurement. Body composition given as percentage body fat was calculated by measuring skinfold thickness. The measurement of PF consisted of 12 tests. In addition, comparison were made in each somatotype group between the high percentage body fat group and the normal group. PF were lower in overweight or underweight group than in normalweight group. At overweight and normalweight groups, the high percentage body fat group attained scored lower in most PF test items. However, at underweight group, normal percentage body fat group attained scored lower in 6-7 items.
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Bulletin of Faculty of Education, Okayama University
Faculty of Education, Okayama University
Departmental Bulletin Paper
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