The Effect of High Intensity Interval Training in Different Forms Applied to Combat Athletes on Body Composition and Muscular Strength

Akcan İ. O. , Aydos L., Akgül M. Ş.

Turkish Journal of Sport and Exercise, cilt.22, sa.2, ss.196-201, 2020 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.15314/tsed.727334
  • Dergi Adı: Turkish Journal of Sport and Exercise
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.196-201


The aim of this study was to investigate effects of two different high intensity interval program for 3 weeks on body composition and strength of combat sport athletes. Twenty-nine combat sport athletes (karate, judo, taekwondo, wrestling) (age 21.41±1.50 years) voluntarily participated in this study. Participants were randomly assigned to two groups; Tabata protocol and running based high intensity interval protocol. Both methods were applied to participants 3 days per week for 3 weeks. Body composition, leg strength, back strength and hand grip strength of the participants were measured before and after the application. Paired Sample T Test was used to determine intragroup changes while Independent Sample t-test as used to determine intergroup changes. There was no significant difference between groups during the first measurement (p>0.05). No significant change was found in the variables between two measurements. When groups were compared, there was difference in back strength in favour of Tabata group.