Injuries to motor organs among boxing and kick-boxing contestants in sports clubs in Subcarpathian Voivodeship in Poland Joanna Dudek, Wojciech Bajorek, Wojciech Czarny, Paweł Król, Marian Rzepko, Artur Litwiniuk Journal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts 2011; 2(1):35-38 ICID: 1040818
Article type: Original article
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Introduction. The aim of the study was to describe causes, opportunities and frequency of injuries to motor organs in contestants who practice boxing and kick-boxing in sports clubs throughout Subcarpathian Voivodeship in Poland. Material and methods. The studied group covered 41 contestants who practice boxing and 30 contestants who practice kickboxing in the region of Subcarpathian Voivodeship in Poland. Analysis involved contestants from five boxing and three kick-boxing clubs. The respondents age ranged from 18 to 36 with an average of 26.8 (26.2 in the group of boxers and 27.4 in the group of kick-boxers). Research methodology based on a questionnaire. The questions concerns circumstances, types and reasons for injuries, duration of training break caused by the injury, recuperation time, frequency of repeated injuries of the body part, subjective assessment of physical fitness after the applied treatment. Results. The data exhibited a large frequency of injury in the surveyed disciplines. The most typical reason for injury in the group of boxers was disrespect for protective measures. Considerable number of injuries, according to the respondents, was attributed to insufficient warm-up, improper technical conditions of the facilities and too high training intensity. In the case of contestants who practiced kick-boxing, the most frequent injuries included insufficient warm-up and too intensive training. Conclusions. The results suggest a link between multi factor dependence of occuring contusions due to insufficient warm-up, too high training intensity and bad technical condition of sports facilities and the trainers’ attention to adjusting the warm-up to the character of fighting.