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TANAKA Hikaru

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Last Updated :2020/09/02

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  • Life sciences, Sports science

Published Papers

  • Characteristics of the gait of middle-aged and older women when pole walking to prevent care dependency, (12), 383 - 395, Jul. 2020 , Refereed
  • evelopment of the walking style with poles for preventive care, HIKARU TANAKA, Osaka Society of Physical Education, Osaka Society of Physical Education, 56, 1 - 8, Mar. 2018 , Refereed
  • Mechanical and neural responses to impact of drop jump for sprint runners and swimmers, Aya Arai, Masaki Ishikawa, Tatsuya Urata, Yoko Kunimasa, Kanae Sano, Hikaru Tanaka, Akira Ito, Japanese Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine, Japanese Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine, 64(1), 165 - 172, 2015 , Refereed
    Summary:The purpose of the present study was to examine the importance of the agonist muscle activity of the post-impact 30 ms phase during drop jump (DJ) for effective rebound performance by comparing those of sprint runners and swimmers. The eight sprint runners (SPRINT) and twelve swimmers (SWIM) were participated in this study. They performed DJ from a 0.3-m height box with maximal rebound efforts. Electromyograms (EMG) of the lower leg muscles (medial gastrocnemius [MG], soleus [SOL] and tibialis anterior [TA]), and vertical ground reaction force together with kinematic data were measured simultaneously during DJ. In addition, the onsets of fascicle stretching of the MG and SOL muscles were measured by using high-speed ultrasonography (521Hz) during DJ. The onsets of the fascicle stretching of SOL during DJ were not significantly different between SPRINT and SWIM (15 ± 7 ms and 16 ± 6 ms, respectively). During DJ, SPRINT showed onset of the SOL EMG before the ground contact (-26 ± 19 ms). Meanwhile, SWIM showed the onset of the SOL EMG after the ground contact of DJ (16 ± 19 ms). These results suggest that the SOL muscles for SWIM cannot be fully-activated during the braking phase. Consequently, the rate of force development during the braking phase of DJ and subsequently rebound height could be reduced in SWIM.
  • Relationship between physiological and mechanical loads during Nordic Walking at various speeds., Hikaru Tanaka, Hiromi ShinnoSatoru Tanabe, Kazumasa Kumamoto, Akira Ito, Kazunori Sagawa, 57(1), 21 - 32, Jan. 2012 , Refereed
  • Basic research regarding fall prevention in the elderly- Research focusing on the toe-height in the various walking speeds -, The Research Bulletion of Health and Sports Sciences, The Research Bulletion of Health and Sports Sciences, 9(1), 29 - 36, Mar. 2010
  • Basic research regarding fall prevention in the elderly- Research focusing on the toe-height in the natural walking of women-, The Research Bulletin of Health and Sports Sciences, The Research Bulletin of Health and Sports Sciences, 8(1), 55 - 62, Mar. 2009
  • Determination of mazimum fat oxydation rate during walking in middle aged health men and women, The Reserch Bulletin of Health and Sports Sciences, The Reserch Bulletin of Health and Sports Sciences, 8(1), 47 - 54, Mar. 2009