Document Type : Original Article
PhD in sports injury and corrective exercise, Sport Medicine and Health Department, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
PhD, Exercise Physiology Research Center, Lifestyle Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Assistant Professor, Sport Medicine and Health Department, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Professor, Sport Medicine and Health Department, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran
Background: Judo as martial arts have a higher risk of trauma during training rather than competition. Thus, an efficient training procedure should be accomplished.
Objectives: Since the use of trauma prohibition approaches and athletic performance enhancement is essential, this study aimed at investigating the effect of 8-week Judo Specific Functional Training (JSFT) on the Traumatic factors and athletic performance in male judokas.
Methods: 46 subjects were randomly classified into 2 groups of experimental (N: 23) and control (N: 23) groups. For eight weeks, the experimental group attended a JSFT program designed by the researchers. The control group participated in the usual judo training program presented by the coaches. The exercises were accomplished 3 times per week for 90 minutes each session. The subjects participated in pre-and post-tests. In order to approve the data normality and compare the variables, Shapiro-Wilk, ANCOVA analysis was implemented at the significant level of p˂ 0.05 using SPSS (version 21).
Results: The outcomes showed that the scores of functional movement screening (p=0.001), upper extremity Y balance test (p=0.001), vertical jump (p=0.001) and JSFT (p=0.001) significantly increased among the experimental group in comparison to the control group.
Conclusions: The JSFT program simultaneously modifies or decreases the Traumatic factors and improves athletic performance and offers more efficiency and effectiveness rather than the usual judo training programs.