Comparative Study of Aerobic Performance Between Football and Judo Groups in Prepubertal Boys
Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: 4 (3); 165-174
May 19, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
October 5, 2012
March 17, 2013
N, et al. Comparative Study of Aerobic Performance Between Football and Judo Groups in Prepubertal Boys,
Asian J Sports Med.
Online ahead of Print
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.
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.
There was no significant difference in baseline spirometry between all groups ( P>0.05). The maximal oxygen uptake [VO 2max] and the VO 2 at the ventilatory threshold [VT] were similar between all groups ( P>0.05). The maximal minute ventilation [VE max] 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). VO 2max 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 VO 2 [VT], P[VT] and HR[VT] in all groups.
Training in football and judo does not affect lung volumes and capacities, VO 2max and VO 2 at the [VT].
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