Effects of successive judo matches on interlimb asymmetry and bilateral deficit

Kons, Rafael L., Pupo, Juliano Dal, Gheller, Rodrigo G., Costa, Felipe E., Rodrigues, Matheus M., Bishop, Chris ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1505-1287 and Detanico, Daniele (2021) Effects of successive judo matches on interlimb asymmetry and bilateral deficit. Physical Therapy in Sport, 47 . pp. 15-22. ISSN 1466-853X [Article] (doi:10.1016/J.PTSP.2020.10.007)

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Objective: To verify the effects of successive judo matches on interlimb asymmetry and bilateral deficit in judo athletes.
Design: Repeated measures
Setting: University Judo center
Participants: Fourteen male judo athletes

Outcome measures: Four simulated matches consisting of 4-min. Before the first match and after each match athletes were submitted to single leg tests – Countermovement Jump (SLCMJ) and Standing Long Jump (SLSLJ), and handgrip strength (HGS) in the dominant and non-dominant limbs. Interlimb asymmetry was calculated in both jumps and handgrip strength tests.

Results: Most jump-derived variables did not change the magnitude of asymmetry throughout the matches (p>0.05), with the exception of jump height asymmetry in SLCMJ, that increased after the second match (p=0.001). The HGS decreased in both hands from the first match (p<0.001), without asymmetry. The highest bilateral strength deficit was observed in post-match 1 and post-match 2 (close to 10%).

Conclusion: Four-successive judo matches did not change the magnitude of interlimb asymmetry, with exception of SLCMJ height, which increased after the second match. The handgrip strength decreased throughout the matches, but similarly in both hands. Finally, the direction of asymmetry showed consistency throughout the matches only for SLCMJ height.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 31119
Notes on copyright: © 2020. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Depositing User: Chris Bishop
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 08:19
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 18:04
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31119

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