Strength protocols for junior judo athletes
Judo coaches offer various strength training protocols to improve performance of judo athletes. The purpose of the study was knowledge about the impact of a 12-week various strength training protocols on the strength and sporting performance of junior male judo athletes.
The participants 17 years old elite male judokas (n = 36). The overall study period was 12 week. Various strength training protocols were used. The group 1 used resistance workouts (four workouts per week). Other partic- ipants used different protocols of mixed strength workouts: two resistance + two circuit workouts per week (group 2) and three CrossFit + one resistance workout per week (group 3). The general (IHST, Bench Press, Back Squat, Squat Jump) and specific (SJFT and Sporting Performance) tests to assess for strength perfor- mance of athletes were used.
A higher (p≤0.05) positive impact of various strength training protocols for studied athletes on back squat test (group 1) and on the pull-up test (group 3) was found. A more significantly (p≤0.05) positive impact of resis- tance workouts and strength mixed (CrossFit + resistance) workouts on a sporting performance (won com- petitive judo matches) of studied judo athletes (group 1 and group 3) was found.
The study demonstrated that 12 weeks of various strength training protocols: resistance workouts and mixed (CrossFit + resistance) workouts, are more effective to increase some strength and sporting performance of junior male judokas.
combat sports • CrossFit • circuit training • judo • resistance training • sporting success
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