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Technical actions performed by two groups of judokas who won medals at World Championships and Olympic Games during the period 1995-2001 were analyzed. In the Super Elite group (n = 17) were the best athletes in each weight category. The Elite group (n = 16) were medal winners who were not champions and did not win more than three medals. Super Elite(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the energy system contributions of judo athletes to the Special Judo Fitness Test (SJFT). METHODS Fourteen male judo athletes performed the SJFT, which comprised three periods of judo activity (A = 15 s, B and C = 30 s) interspersed with 10 s rest intervals. During this test, one athlete threw two others positioned 6 m from(More)
Judo competitions are divided into weight classes. However, most athletes reduce their body weight in a few days before competition in order to obtain a competitive advantage over lighter opponents. To achieve fast weight reduction, athletes use a number of aggressive nutritional strategies so many of them place themselves at a high health-injury risk. In(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited knowledge on epidemiological injury data in judo. OBJECTIVE To systematically review scientific literature on the frequency and characteristics of injuries in judo. METHODS The available literature up to June 2013 was searched for prospective as well as retrospective studies on injuries in judo. Data extraction and(More)
Background The supplementation of standard diets with creatinebased compounds in speed-and-strength sports has become very popular today. The creatine alone is an endogenous substance synthetized in internal organs, such as liver, pancreas and kidneys. Primary stores of free creatine (Cr) and its phosphorylated form (PCr) are skeletal muscles, cardiac(More)