Methodological development of a wrestling shuttle test

The purpose of this study was to develop a wrestling shuttle test (WST) based upon four elements. Firstly, the WST was conducted on a regulation wrestling mat surface making it specific and familiar to a competition area. It is convenient to administer in a typical wrestling venue by a coach or tester. Secondly, the WST included movements in four different directions across the entire mat surface including wrestling-specific standing movements (sidestepping). Thirdly, the test was based on the international match length consistent with United World Wrestling (UWW) rules of match duration of two three-minute periods of activity with a 30 second rest period. Lastly, the shuttle test focused on the individuality of the participant, that is, without a partner or others, to ensure results are solely of the participants’ individual effort.
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Subjects: wrestling combat sport energy metobolism metabolism diagnostics performance diagnostics test physical conditioning ability
Notations: combat sports
Published in: International Journal of Wrestling Science
Published: 2018
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Pages: 22-26
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced