THE STUDY OF UPPER ARM MUSCLES TRAINING FOR JUDO PLAYERS

  • Kwei-Bin Kuo
  • Tzyy-Yuang Shiang
Keywords: upper arm muscles, muscle strength, explosive power

Abstract

The aim of this study was to find a more efficient way for upper arm muscles training. The participants were twenty university judo team players. They were randomly divided into "experimental" and "control" groups. The experimental group was trained by a new method to give muscles continuous activation. The control group was trained traditionally using a tyre inner tube. The upper arm pull technique of judo was the training movement. The training was last for six weeks, twice a week and two hours per time. Changes of upper arm circumference, maximum arm strength, and electromyogram of upper arm muscles were compared to evaluate the effects. All data were analyzed by SPSS. The results showed that continuous impact muscle training was more effective for both muscle strength and explosive power training. The results of this study could be used in practical muscle training programs.