Physiological Variables Identified in Progressive Specific Test for Taekwondo
AbstractThe physiological assessment from specific tests, is essential to predicting the performance, the prescription of training intensity and volume, and, especially to verify the effect of them. The aim of this study was to verify the possibility to predict the anaerobic threshold (AT) from Heart Rate Deflection of Point (HRDP) from specific test. Twelve male athletes (age 25.2 ± 2.7; weight 71.3 ± 9.5 kg; height 176 ± 7 cm, percent body fat 11.7 ± 2.1%; 9.8 ± 2.9 years of training) performed Specific Test for Progressive Taekwondo (STT) and Test of Constant Loads (TCL). It was obtained the measures of lactate (La) and recorded heart rate (HR) using a Polar ® S610. To compare kick frequency (KF) and heart rate (HR) of HRDP with the TAn. It was adopted the p< 0.05. The kick frequency of the aerobic threshold (KFTAn), (19 ± 4) showed no significant difference in the kick frequency of the Heart Rate Deflection of Point (KFhrdp), (18 ± 3) highly correlated (r = 0.845). The STT proved itself as an alternative methodology for assessing the (TAn) in the Taekwondo athletes from the HRDP.