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Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Human Ergology Research Association (Part1)
Journal of Human Ergology
The original concept of somatotyping was suggested by SHELDON et al. (1940) , and was later modified by PARNELL (1954) and HEATH and CARTER (1967) . In the present study, somatotypes of 394 male athletes engaged in 15 different sports and 30 male non-athletes at the University of Tsukuba were classified according to the Heath-Carter somatotype method and the similarities between different groups were compared. High mesomorphic and endomorphic score components were shown for the heavy weightdoi:10.11183/jhe1972.12.203 fatcat:kooha7p5krc77eoezyt6bsvmdy