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Combat Sports Special Issue 3, Research article
Lactate Profile During Greco-Roman Wrestling Matchx
Hrvoje Karnincic1, Zoran Tocilj2, Ognjen Uljevic1, , Marko Erceg1,2
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1 Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Split, Split, Croatia
2 Center for sport medicine DIOMED, Split, Croatia

Ognjen Uljevic
‚úČ University of Split, Faculty of Kinesiology, Teslina 6, 21000 Split, Croatia
Email: ouljevic@yahoo.com
Publish Date
Received: 23-02-2009
Accepted: 31-07-2009
Published (online): 01-11-2009
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ABSTRACT

The objective of this study was to determine and compare lactate profile of two groups of Greco-Roman wrestlers with different competences and training experience. Study was conducted on 10 wrestles that were members of Croatian national team and 10 wrestlers that were members of Wrestling club Split. Lactate samples were collected at four intervals during control fights that were held according to international wrestling rules of World wrestling federation FILA. Values of lactate increased as competition progressed, and they were highest at the end of the match for both groups of wrestlers. According to this study there were no significant differences in lactate between two groups at the end of the match, while significant differences were noted during the match. The information about lactate profile presented in this study can be used by coaches and wrestlers to develop condition programs.

Key words: Anaerobic, aerobic, energy system, combat sport


           Key Points
  • There were no significant differences in lactate concentrations at the end of the match between two proficiency levels of wrestlers.
  • More proficient (elite) wrestlers raise lactates gradually through the wrestling match while less proficient (club) wrestlers raise it abruptly at the end of the first bout.
  • Both groups of wrestlers are unable to sustain same level of activity through the match suggesting that they are utilizing too much energy from anaerobic glycolysis.
 
 
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