Comparative study of aerobic performance between football and judo groups in prepubertal boys

Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the impact of the practice of football and judo on lung function and aerobic performance of prepubertal boys. Methods: A total of ninety six prepubertal boys were studied. They assessed a measure of body composition using the skin folds method. They performed lung plethysmography at rest, followed by an incremental exercise test. Results: There was no significant difference in baseline spirometry between all groups (P>0.05). The maximal oxygen uptake [VO2max] and the VO2 at the ventilatory threshold [VT] were similar between all groups (P>0.05). The maximal minute ventilation [VEmax] of judokas was significantly higher than footballers (P<0.01) and similar at the [VT]. The Heart rate [HR] at [VT] of footballers and judokas was similar and significantly higher than control group (P<0.01). VO2max was significantly related to LM and negatively associated with FM. At the [VT] there was a significant relationship between P[VT] and LM and mainly with VE to VO2 [VT], P[VT] and HR[VT] in all groups.
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Subjects: performance performance capacity aerobic O2-uptake function lungs judo soccer male junior elite sport
Notations: combat sports sport games junior sports
Published in: Asian Journal of Sports Medicine
Published: 2013
Volume: 4
Issue: 3
Pages: 165-174
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced