CHARACTERISTICS OF PULLING MOVEMENT FOR JAPANESE ELITE TUG OF WAR ATHLETES

  • Masahiro Nakagawa
  • Fuki Toryu
  • Katsue Tanaka
  • Shigeki Kawahara
  • Hiroh Yamamoto
Keywords: indoor tug of war, skill, DLT, TOW championship tournament, push and pull

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to clarify the characteristics of pulling movement for Japanese elite tug of war athletes in the world. In order to examine the pUlling movement, 6 joint angles (viz.: shoulder, trunk, knee, body, upper body, and lower body) of each sUbject were obtained by the DLT motion analysis system during 2004 All Japan Tug of War Championship tournament. It was found that the elite puller of world champion team inclined his upper body more heavily to backwards, and his lower body a little bit more slightly to forwards, extending both the hip and the knee, than that of average team. Therefore, it was concluded that the elite puller of world champion team could be able to push and pull his whole body power totally and quite efficiently.
Published
2008-03-14