Judo athletes' perceptions of two training models

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Olivio Junior, Jose Alfredo [UNESP]
Tavares Junior, Antonio Carlos [UNESP]
Olivia, Aline
Dos-Santos, Julio Wilson [UNESP]
Drigo, Alexandre Janotta [UNESP]

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Archives Budo Science Martial Arts & Extreme Sports


Background & Study Aim: Training process planning and application is, first and foremost, the result of coach's thinking. Subjective measures of training loads are useful tools which should be used with confidence by coaches. The aim of study the knowledge about judo athletes' perceptions, after two different training models, of the following indicators: motivation, pleasure, fatigue, understanding, competitive specificity, physical fitness, tactical-technical preparation, randori variability, creativity, problem-solving and general evolution. Material & Methods: Twenty-four athletes from the U-18 (n = 14) and U-21 (n = 10) were randomly separated into two groups of 12 subjects. For two weeks, each group underwent both training models: Traditional Training (TT) and Functional Units Training (FUT). After the two weeks, an interview was conducted in order to collect athletes' perceptions of both training models regarding each indicator. Results: Study participants considered that FUT was more efficient in the following categories: motivation; pleasure; understanding; competitive specificity; technical-tactical preparation, randori variability; creativity; problemsolving and general evolution, while TT was perceived as superior in the other two categories analysed: fatigue and physical fitness. Conclusions: After the two training processes, study participants considered FUT to be the most effective model for judo training.



combat sports, overtraining syndrome, performance, training loads

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Archives Of Budo Science Of Martial Arts And Extreme Sports. Warsaw: Archives Budo Science Martial Arts & Extreme Sports, v. 14, p. 135-141, 2018.