Adaptation of the léger’s fitness test to judo.

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ADAPTATION OF THE LÉGER´S FITNESS TEST TO JUDO Kirbschus, K., Kirbschus, M., Ferrauti, A. Ruhr-University Bochum, Department of Coaching Science (Bochum, Germany) Introduction The multistage 20 m shuttle run test for aerobic fitness (Léger et al. 1982) is worldwide used for endurance testing in different sports and several modifications of the test design had been published in the last two decades. The aim of the present study was to use the original beep protocol for a specific endurance test in judo by adapting the motoric demands. Methods In order to validate a maximal multistage judo shuttle run test 14 well trained judoka (age 22.0±4.3 yrs, BMI 23.4±1.6) and 13 4th division soccer players (age 23.6±3.0 yrs, BMI 23.5±1.8) completed the regular shuttle run test (SRT) and the judo adapted version (JSRT) on two occasions at least one week apart in a cross over designed order. To test the repeatability 16 Judoka repeated the JSRT twice. Adaptation of the JSRT consisted in the following criteria: The distance covered between the beeps corresponded to 8m on a judo mat. Simultaneous to the beeps the athletes have to push-up behind the line. Between two beeps one judo role should be done in a target zone between two lines. Results No differences were found between the maximum test level performance during the SRT between judoka (11.6±1.3) and soccer players (11.1±1.5). During JSRT judoka reached significantly higher test levels (9.2±1.8) than soccer players (5.6±1.4). Blood lactate concentration after exhaustion tended to be higher in judoka (9.1±3.3 mmol/l) than in soccer players (7.1±2.0 mmol/l). Test retest correlation of the JSRT was significant (r=0.900) and differences in mean maximum test levels were found. Discussion The JSRT seems to be sufficient valid and reliable. We recommend this test for judoka coaches because of its practical value when using the available Test CD and the usual training surroundings. References Léger, LA & Lambert, J. (1982). A maximal multistage 20-m shuttle run test to predict VO2 max. Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol 49:1-12.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventCongress of the European College of Sports Science - , United Kingdom
Duration: 06.07.201109.07.2011

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