RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN POINT EFFICIENCY IN THE MATCH AND BLOOD LACTATE LEVELS IN ELITE TAEKWONDO ATHLETES
Fatih ÇATIKKAŞ1, Oğuz KARAMIZRAK2, Metin ŞAHİN3, M. Ferit ACAR1
1Ege Üniversitesi Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Yüksekokulu, Bornova, İzmir
2Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Spor Hekimliği Anabilim Dalı, Bornova, İzmir
3Selçuk Üniversitesi Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Yüksekokulu, Konya
Keywords: Taekwondo, blood lactate, heart rate, exercise
This thesis was carried out to assess possible relationships between point efficiency and blood lactate levels during simulated match in 16 members of the Turkish National Taekwondo Team, who were successful in numerous European and World Championships. Following their physical evaluation, athletes performed a taekwondo competition simulation of three rounds. Each round lasted 3 min. Heart rates and capillary blood lactate levels were measured during the 1 min breaks between the rounds, and 5 and 30 min following the end of the competition simulation. As a result, especially blood lactate and heart rate levels were found to have progressively increased. The scores for both parameters correlated significantly between rounds, some correlations were obtained between body weight, body fat ratio and blood lactate levels, but no significant relationship was obtained between points scored and blood lactate levels.