Trainability of body composition, aerobic power and muscular endurance of cadet wrestlers

Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the trainability of body composition, aerobic power and muscular endurance of cadet wrestlers. Material: Fifteen cadet wrestlers (age: 15.20±0.94 years) participated in this study. Methods: The testing was conducted twice, before and after four-week training period. The physiological parameters included aerobic power, muscular endurance and body composition. Results: A significant decrease in the body fat was observed following the training (p0.05). In general, although a lot of factors including skill, mental, genetic and other fitness factors render some influences on a wrestler's success, improvement of physical fitness plays an important role in championship. Based on results of the present study more time is needed to improve muscular and cardiovascular endurance, therefore wrestling coaches and trainers are recommended to pay special attention to these factors. Conclusion: Our results indicated that wrestlers experienced significant changes in their body fat percentage during four-week training period. Cadet wrestlers’ aerobic power, muscular endurance and body composition are trainable, although these improvements may be less than what has been observed in junior and senior wrestlers.
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Subjects: wrestling junior elite sport youth training body indices performance aerobic endurance
Notations: junior sports combat sports biological and medical sciences
DOI: 10.15561/18189172.2016.0508
Published in: Pedagogics, psychology, medical-biological problems of physical training and sports
Published: 2016
Volume: 20
Issue: 5
Pages: 53-57
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced