The relationship between anthropometric, physiological and body composition characteristics of male elite taekwondo athletes with their success

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The purpose of this study was to determine relationship between anthropometric, physiological and body composition characteristics of male elite taekwondo athletes with their success. For this 20 elite male taekwondo (age 25.75, weight 73.6, height 180.55) that invited to national team selected. Anthropometric characteristics including weight, height, body fat percentage, BMI, and biomotor and physiological characteristics including agility (9*4 test), and flexibility (sit and reach), speed (20m run), balance (stoke test), aerobic power (20m shuttle run test) and aerobic power (sarjent jump and bosco test) were measured. Success of taekwondo athlete's was evaluated by the rate of gaining international, national medals and so on. Descriptive statistical and pearson correlation were used for analyzing data. The result showed that, there was a significant relationship between balance (p<0.05, r= 0.486), back flexibility (p<0.05, r=0.474), anaerobic power (p<0.05, r=0.559) and elite male taekwondo athletes success. According to this results, successes in taekwondo needs to numerous factors and male teaekwondo athletes must have excellent waist flexibility to gaining wide range of motion at waist, having continuity on keeping balance to creation of conceesive kicks at the balanced postures, and finally high level of anaerobic power to performing fast and explosive kicks and other skills. It's probably that some agents as like as speed and agility of taekwondo athletes, must be reinforced.

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