Mariana Paulino Oliveira, Leszek Antoni Szmuchrowski, Cristiano Arruda Gomes Flor, Reginaldo Gonçalves, Bruno Pena Couto
Load Evaluation Laboratory. Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Background & Study Aim: To characterize the energy demands of taekwondo, researchers have verified the relevant contribution of anaerobic energy supply to athletes during fights. To evaluate anaerobic capacity, the Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAnT) was developed, which is based on the use of the lower limbs. For assessing anaerobic power using a more specific taekwondo technique, an adapted test was created, Adapted Anaerobic Kick Test (AAKT), which consists of a repeated execution of the kick technique banda chagui. A comparison between the results of these tests allows a verification of the validity of the utilization of WAnT as a task for assessing performances in taekwondo. The aim of this study was to correlate the results between WAnT and AAKT for the lower limbs.
Material and Methods: The study included 15 individuals (10 males and 5 females), all of them Brazilian taekwondo athletes from UFMG Sports
Training Center (mean age 20.17 ? 1.89 years), mean body mass (63.82 ? 9.22 kg) and mean height (170.08 ? 9.87 cm).
Results: A significant correlation was founded in the comparison between the WAnT and AAKT results. It was founded a strong correlation between three parameters, the relative peak power and higher kick frequency, index fatigue WAnT and index fatigue AAKT, and relative
average power and average kick frequency.
Conclusion: These findings identified the WAnT is appropriate for assessing peak anaerobic power and capacity of taekwondo competitors.
Key words: anaerobic ? exercise ? martial arts ? sports performance
Published online: 17 September 2015
Copyright: ? 2015 the Authors. Published by Archives of Budo
Contributors: Leszek Antoni Szmuchrowski, Cristiano Arruda Gomes Flor, Bruno Pena Couto conceived the study design. Mariana Paulino Oliveira, Cristiano Arruda Gomes Flor, Bruno Pena Couto collected the data. Reginaldo Gonçalves, Bruno Pena Couto analysed the data. Mariana Paulino Oliveira, Leszek Antoni Szmuchrowski, Cristiano Arruda Gomes Flor, Reginaldo Gonçalves, Bruno Pena Couto prepared the manuscript. Leszek Antoni Szmuchrowski, Cristiano Arruda Gomes Flor, Reginaldo Gonçalves, Bruno Pena Couto secured the funding.
Funding: Departmental sources
Conflict of interest: Authors have declared that no competing interest exists
Ethical approval: Not required
Provenance and peer review: Under responsibility of HMA Congress
Corresponding author: Leszek Antoni Szmuchrowski. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). Coordenador do Laboratório de Avaliaç?o da Carga (LAC) – EEFFTO. Supervisor de Atletismo CTE ? UFMG, Brazil; e-mail: szmuchrowski95[at]gmail.com
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