2008, Volume 4, Issue 1
Changes in anaerobic capacity influenced by during three years of judo training of 14–16 year-old boys
Mirosław Smaruj1, Radosław Laskowski2
1Department of the Theory of Sport, Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Gdańsk, Poland
2Department of Physiology, Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Gdańsk, Poland
Background and Study Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the anaerobic capacity of young boys during three years of judo training.
Material nad Methods: The subjects of this study were boys judoists (n=15) from a Polish University Judo Club in Gdańsk during three years training (age 14.1±1.2 to 16.6±1.3) and untrained boys (age 14.3±0.5 to 15.6±0.5). The anaerobic capacity was assessed using the 30-second Wingate test applied to the subjects’ legs.
Results: The maximal anaerobic power (Watt), (Watt/kg) increase means increased work outputs too. The differences were statistically significant. The training load during the three years brought about a significant increase in the maximal anaerobic power of the subjects.
Conclusions: The three-year training load of an aerobic and anaerobic-aerobic metabolism nature caused a significant increase in the maximal anaerobic power and overall values of the young judoists.
Key words: anaerobic capacity, anaerobic power, judo training, training of young boys