Apunts Medicina de l'Esport (English Edition) Apunts Medicina de l'Esport (English Edition)
Apunts Med Esport. 2014;49:25-9 - Vol. 49 Num.181 DOI: 10.1016/j.apunts.2013.07.005

Relationship between aerobic and anaerobic power, and Special Judo Fitness Test (SJFT) in elite Iranian male judokas

A. Farzaneh Hesari a,, B. Mirzaei b, S. Mahdavi Ortakand a, A. Rabienejad c, P.T. Nikolaïdis d

a Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Sabzevar Tarbiat Moallem University, Sabzevar, Iran
b Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Guilan University, Rasht, Iran
c Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gogan, Iran
d Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Nikaia, Greece

Keywords

Field and laboratory exercise tests. Martial arts.

Abstract

Introduction

The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between aerobic and anaerobic power, and special judo fitness test in elite male judokas.

Method

Nineteen elite Judokas [age 24.3 (3.1) yr, height 1.78 (.06) m, body mass 76.4 (11.2) kg, body mass index 20.2 (3.6) kg·m−2 and body fat 11.0 (1.8)%] performed a graded exercise test in treadmill, the Wingate anaerobic test for arms and the special judo fitness test. The graded exercise test in treadmill estimated maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and the Wingate anaerobic test assessed peak and mean power, descriptors of short-term power output and local muscular endurance respectively.

Results

The index of special judo fitness test was in inverse direct relationship with VO2max (r = -.87, p < .01), peak power (r = -.74, p < .01) and mean power (r = -.62, p < .05).

Discussion

Based on these findings, it was showed that the special judo fitness test is a field test that describes chiefly aerobic power, and in a lesser degree short-term power output and local muscular fatigue. Therefore, its further use from judo coaches and fitness trainers as a measure to monitor aerobic power is recommended, and the need for a field test that will describe anaerobic power is highlighted.