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AuthorOuergui, Ibrahim
AuthorHssin, Nizar
AuthorHaddad, Monoem
AuthorPadulo, Johnny
AuthorFranchini, Emerson
AuthorGmada, Nabil
AuthorBouhlel, Ezzedine
Available date2016-11-23T10:56:56Z
Publication Date2014-07-14
Publication NameMuscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journalen_US
Identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.11138/mltj/2014.4.2.106
CitationOuergui I, Hssin N, Haddad M, et al. The effects of five weeks of kickboxing training on physical fitness. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal. 2014;4(2):106-113.
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/5044
AbstractAim: the purpose of this study was to examine the effect of kickboxing training on physical fitness. Methods: 30 subjects were randomized into a kickboxing-group (n=15) and control group (n=15). Each group trained approximately 1-hour per day, three-times per a week during five weeks. Muscle-power (upper-body: bench-press-test, medicine-ball-test; lower-body: squat-jump and counter-movement-jump-test), flexibility, speed and agility, aerobic (progressive maximal exercise test), anaerobic fitness (Wingate test) and body composition were assessed before and after the training period. Results: the kickboxing group showed significant improvement (p < 0.05) in upper-body muscle power, aerobic power, anaerobic fitness, flexibility, speed and agility after training whereas body composition, squat jump and counter movement jump (height, power and velocity components) did not change for both groups. Conclusion: kickboxing-practice was effective to change many physical variables. Thus, this activity can be useful for enhancing physical fitness, but complementary activities and/or nutritional interventions should be necessary.
SponsorTunisian Ministry of Scientific Research.
Languageen
PublisherCIC Edizioni Internazionali S.r.l.
SubjectAerobic fitness
Subjectbody composition
SubjectCombat sports
Subjectmuscles performance
TitleThe effects of five weeks of kickboxing training on physical fitness
TypeArticle
Pagination106-113
Issue Number2
Volume Number4
dc.identifier.essn 2240-4554


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