Kazunori IWAI, PhD, CSCS


Institution: Hiroshima College of Maritime Technology, Institute of National Colleges of Technology

Mailing Address: 4272-1 Higashino, Osakikamijima-cho, Toyota-gun, Hiroshima 725-0231

Current Areas of Interest: Improvement of wrestlers’ performance, Physical fitness in wrestling,

Prevention of wrestlers’ injuries, and more

Completed Wrestling Research:

1) Kazunori Iwai, Takashi Okada, Koichi Nakazato, Hideo Fujimoto, Yosuke Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Nakajima:

Sport-specific characteristics of trunk muscles in collegiate wrestlers and judokas, Journal of

Strength and Conditioning Research, 22(2):350-358, 2008.04.

2) Kazunori Irie, Kazunori Iwai, Yoshinobu Saitou, Takashi Okada, Yuto Amano, Hiroyuki Nakajima:

Relationship between sport activity during adolescence and abnormalities of lumbar spine, Japanese

Journal of physical Fitness and Sports Medicine, 55(1):137-144, 2006.02 (in Japanese)

3) Kazunori Iwai, Koichi Nakazato, Kazunori Irie, Hideo Fujimoto, Hiroyuki Nakajima: Trunk muscle

strength and disability level of low back pain in collegiate wrestlers, Medicine & Science in Sports &

Exercise, 36(8): 1296-1300, 2004.08.