ANALYSIS OF TIMING SKILL OF DROP EXERCISE IN ELITE INDOOR TUG OF WAR ATHLETES

  • Katsue Tanaka
  • Shigeki Kawahara
  • Naotoshi Minamitani
  • Motoi Fukushima
  • Cao Yulin
  • Hiroh Yamamoto
Keywords: tug of war, timing skill, pulling exertion

Abstract

In order to describe the timing skill of the elite athletes of indoor Tug of War, the purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between peak force time (PT) differences and the peak force (PF) exerted by two pullers. The team holding the gold medal record for the World Indoor TOW Championships 2004 participated in this study (N=22). Also eight novice male students participated. Our data revealed that the sum of individual PF in two pullers was 305.9±41.4kgw and PF exerted by the two pullers was 286.3±38.8kgw, which was 93.6% of the sum PF in skilled pullers. There was approximately 6% loss of PF in skilled pair. A correlation coefficient of .926 and a regression equation in the form of Y=64.193X+2.454 (p<0.001) were calculated. It is concluded that the smaller PT differences are in two pullers, the smaller is the reduction of PF in pair.
Published
2007-11-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities