2010, Volume 6, Issue 3

Maximal oxygen uptake changes during judoist’s periodization training

Ramdane Almansba1, Stanislaw Sterkowicz2, Katarzyna Sterkowicz-Przybycień3, Rezki Belkacem4

1Ligue de Judo Tizi Ouzou, Dojo Ain Halouf, Salle Cherdeoui Said, Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
2Department of Theory and Methodology of Combat Sports, University School of Physical Education in Cracow, Poland
3Departments of Theory and Methodology of Gymnastics, University School of Physical Education in Cracow, Poland
4Fédération Algérienne Handisports (FAHS), Château neuf Elbiar, Alger, Algeria

Author for correspondence: Ramdane Almansba; Ligue de Judo Tizi Ouzou, Dojo Ain Halouf, Salle Cherdeoui Said, Tizi Ouzou, Algeria; email: ram.almansba[at]yahoo.fr

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Background and Study Aim: to evaluate the maximal oxygen uptake (VO 2max) of judoists in consecutive training periods: a) GPP, b) SPP, c) CP.
Material and Methods: Fifteen male judoists aged of 22 ± 7 years took part in this study. Their competition levels varied from departmental (group D, n = 7) to inter-regional (group IR, n = 8) experience. The standing height was measured with a wall-mounted wooden stadiometer. An electronic weighing scale was used to assess the body mass (W) in each period of preparation. The VO2max was measured indirectly using the multistage 20- meters shuttle run test.
Results: The performance level had a statistically significant bearing (p<0.001) of judo competitors weight, but not with the time factor. The pattern of changes in weight in both groups IR and D was different during the training period. We also noticed that the weight of group D members decreased in SP period and increased in CP. We didn’t observed a significant difference of VO2max between group D and IR (95% Tukey HSD intervals are overlapping). The competition level affects significantly the HRmax (p<0.001). Group D presented higher HRmax values in three testing periods (GPP, SP and CP) than IR group. The time factor was close to reach significance level.
Conclusions: The VO2max of judoists varies in consecutive training periods. The HRmax is correlated to the sport level but it less sensitive at workload variations than the HRmax. A moderate aerobic state doesn’t suggest a low judo performance. Tests more specifically linked to judo could be proposed to provide more information about this aspect.

Key words: heart rate, judo , training period, weight reduction, ·vo2 max