Physiologic and Anthropometric Profile of Guilan Females Karateka
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Introduction: Karate is a good example of a competitive sport that consists of two equally important karate disciplines: the kumite and kata competitions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the physiologic and anthropometric profile of Guilan Females karateka.
Methodology: Sixteen (7 kata, 9 kumite) elite females karate athletes (18.18 ± 3.44 years; 161.87 ± 6.5 cm of height; 57.48 ± 10.1 kg body mass) volunteered for this study. Subjects for this study were; black-belt degree (1 Dan or greater). Physiologic profile of subjects was determined by measuring, aerobic endurance (Bruce protocol), muscular strength (Bench Press and half Squat test), flexibility (Sit And Reach test) , and agility (“t”- test) and anthropometric profiles of subjects were determined by measuring lean body mass and body mass index (BMI). The statistical analysis was carried out using the SPSS 22. The means and standard deviations were calculated for all the variables using descriptive statistics procedures. Significant statistical differences between the two groups were tested by means of the two-tailed, independent t-test. Normality of distribution was analyzed by means of the Shapiro-Wilk test.
Results: result demonstrated no significant differences (p > 0.05) between physiologic characteristic: aerobic endurance, flexibility, agility and muscle strength and anthropometric characteristics: lean body mass and (BMI) in kata and kumite.
Discussion: according to results, it seems that coaches should not consider performance and/or anthropometric and characteristics while choosing the athletics for kata or kumite. However, more specific researchers are needed to speculate anthropometric and physiologic differences considering skill-specific test.