THE EFFECT OF RESISTANCE TRAINING WITH ELASTIC BANDS ON STRIKE FORCE AT TAEKWONDO
Volkan TOPAL, Nusret RAMAZANOGLU, Semih YILMAZ, A.Filiz CAMLIGUNEY, Fatih KAYA

Abstract
The objective of this study is to analyze the effect of resistance training with elastic bands on strike force at the martial art of Taekwondo. During the study, 24 Taekwondo athletes were randomly but homogenously classified into three groups. In 2 of these groups elastic bands (Uguralp® Istanbul-Turkey) with different elasticity levels were utilized while the 3rd group remained as the control group. The 1st group used a kind of elastic band with (n=8):1.5 m stress value and 7.25 kg impact value which was particularly designed for the sport of Taekwondo (Type 1 band); the 2nd group used a kind of elastic band with (n=8):1.5 m stress and 14.5 kg impact value (Type 2 band); and the 3rd group did not used any elastic bands and maintained their usual Taekwondo training schedule. Each of these groups went on with their training which comprised of a 6-week training period for 3 days a week with 90 minutes a day covering the same number of strikes and techniques. During the pre- and post-training periods of the 6-week long training period, the variations of impact force of the participants were measured for Palding chagi (roundhouse kick), Dollyo chagi (turning kick) and aeryo chagi (downward kick). In order to realize the measurements, Herman Digital Trainer®, which measures and records the impact of a  number of hits, was utilized. As a result, it was established that resistance training sessions conducted with elastic bands have positive effects on strike force of Taekwondo athletes (p< .05). The same way, it was observed that through 2 different elastic bands better results were obtained for the members of the 2nd group (p<.05).

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