EFFECT OF DYNAMIC TRAINING PROGRAM DESIGNED BASED ON THE TABATA PROTOCOL ON BALANCE AND STRENGTH PARAMETERS OF ELITE LEVEL COMBAT ATHLETES


Akcan İ. O., Ölmez C., Öztaş M.

European Journal of Physical Education and Sport Science, vol.7, no.5, pp.19-34, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a 6
-
week dynamic training
program
designed based on the Tabata protocol on balance and strength parameters of
elite level combat athletes. This randomized controlled experimental study with pre
-
test
and post
-
test was conducted with 25 randomly selected elite level combat athletes who
volun
teered to participate in the study, 12 in the experimental group (5 wrestling, 2 judo,
2 karate, 3 taekwondo) and 13 in the control group.
In the pre
-
test and post
-
test stages of
the study, Biodex Balance SD (Biodex
Inc., Shirley, NY) balance device was used to
determine static and dynamic balance performances of the athletes. The strength
performance of the athletes was determined by measuring back, leg, and grip strength
using a back
-
leg dynamometer (TKK 5402) and
a hand grip dynamometer (Takei). After
data collection, SPSS 25.0 was used for statistical analysis of the data and the significance
level was set at p<0,05.
At the end of the study, it was determined that the differences
between pre
-
test and post
-
test bod
y weights and eyes open and closed dynamic balance
levels of the experimental group athletes were statistically significant (p<0,05), whereas
the differences between the measurement results of control group athletes were not
significant (p>0,05). The Tabat
a protocol is a high intensity interval training technique
and is effective on aerobic
-
anaerobic energy systems. The movement determined for the
session is repeated intensely, rhythmically, and continuously during the exercisewindow. As a result, the Taba
ta protocol supports dynamic balance and strength
improvement of elite combat athletes through dynamic exercises