Sports result vs. general physical fitness level of junior taekwondo athletes Jerzy F. Miller, Zbigniew Bujak, Marta Miller Journal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts 2011; 2(1):39-44 ICID: 1047123
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 5.32
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Introduction. The aim of the study was to identify correlations between general physical fitness (independent variable) and sports result (dependent variable) of junior taekwondo athletes. Material and methods. Of all the subjects n = 104 there were 62 male and 42 female juniors at the level of at least the 6th kup. The research was conducted with the use of the International Physical Fitness Test (IPFT). A sports result was defined by the place won at Polish Junior Championships in 10 weight classes. The analysis regarding the significance of differences between groups was done by means of one-way ANOVA variance. Results and Conclusions. It was observed that a sports result in female junior taekwondo athletes was conditioned by the power of lower extremities, strength and endurance. In the case of males, however, it was not clearly determined what a sports result depended upon.