Comparison of Physical Performance Profiles in Freestyle and Greco-Romen Wrestlers

Keywords: wrestling, physical performance, postural sway, anaerobic power, visual reaction, sprint

Abstract

Background and Study Aim. This study aimed to examine the differences between a range of performance parameters in -Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestlers. The study group consisted of 60 young wrestlers, of which 30 were Greco-Roman, and 30 were freestyle. Material and Methods. The parameters analysed in the study included aerobic endurance, lower and upper extremity anaerobic power and capacity, postural sway, change of direction, sprint (5m-10m-20m-30m), and visual reaction. After calculating mean and standard deviation values with descriptive statistical methods, the conformity of all variables to normal distribution was checked with the Shapiro-Wilk Test. Differences between freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers were determined by t-test for independent samples. The statistical significance level was accepted as p<0.05. Results. Aerobic endurance, lower and upper extremity anaerobic power and capacity, postural sway (Right Foot Anterior-Posterior, Left Foot Total, Left Anterior-Posterior, Left Foot Medial-Lateral), change of direction, 5m and 10m sprint values, and visual reaction values of Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestlers were found similar (p>0.05). In contrast, a significant difference (p<0.05) was seen in 20m and 30m sprints, double foot total, anterior-posterior, medial-lateral, right foot total, and right foot medial-lateral postural sway values Conclusions. Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestlers can be said to show similar performance values despite the different wrestling techniques and training methods they use.

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Author Biographies

Gokhan Deliceoğlu, Gazi University
deliceoglugokhan@gmail.com; Faculty of Sport Sciences, Coaching Training Department, Gazi University; Ankara, Turkey.
Erkan Tortu, Trabzon University
erkantortu@trabzon.edu.tr; Faculty of Sport Sciences, Coaching Training Department, Trabzon University; Trabzon, Turkey.
Selman Kaya, Yalova University
Selman.kaya@yalova.edu.tr; Faculty of Sport Sciences, Coaching Training Department, Yalova University; Yalova, Turkey.

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2022-11-25
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Deliceoğlu G, Tortu E, Kaya S. Comparison of Physical Performance Profiles in Freestyle and Greco-Romen Wrestlers. Physical Education of Students. 2022;26(6):280-7. https://doi.org/10.15561/20755279.2022.0602
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