Professor James M. Tanner and the sport sciences

Published on Sep 1, 2012in Annals of Human Biology1.588
· DOI :10.3109/03014460.2012.671850
Robert M. Malina76
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Background: Although Tanner was not directly involved in physical education or the sport sciences, several of his papers addressed issues related to research in the area. Aim: To consider the implications of selected papers and research projects for the sport sciences. Papers and Implications: Several early papers addressed ratio standards, somatotype and total cholesterol, and anthropometric and somatotype changes associated weight training and cessation of training in young adult men. The papers have, respectively, implications for current studies of allometric scaling, physique and risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic complications, and responses to training. The survey of athletes at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games not only added to the literature but to some extent also set the stage for subsequent surveys of Olympic athletes in 1968, 1972 and 1976. Although not directly involved in the mixed-longitudinal study of Training of Youth Athletes (TOYA) in several sports, it was conducted in his depar...
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