Changes in Performance of Professional Thai Boxers after Six-weeks Training
The purpose of this research was to study the effects of the muscle training programs before and after training on force, velocity in roundhouse kick, reaction time, and muscle performance in Thai boxing. Twelve
professional Thai boxers participated in this six weeks studying period. At the period of this study, they were
being trained by the same coach under the similar protocol. The participants were randomly divided into a
control group (n=6) and an experimental group (n=6). Apart from their routine training programs, participants in the control group practiced with their routine program of Thai boxing six days a week (Monday to Saturday). The experimental group was additionally trained for strength endurance program and speedstrength of the abdominal muscles and quadriceps muscles three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) for six weeks. Data were analyzed using t –test (Independent t-test, Paired sample t-test).The result showed that after six weeks training, force velocity of the middle roundhouse kick, reaction time, muscle strength, and muscle power of the experimental group were significantly higher than those of control group. It is documented from the present study that the minimal period of six weeks is enough to enhance performance of boxers. Effects of the additional training during the Thai boxing to be further
(Journal of Sports Science and Technology 2019; 19(1): 120-132)
(Received: 7 March 2019, Revised: 10 May 2019, Accepted: 17 May 2019)
KEYWORDS: Force / Velocity/ Roundhouse kick / Muscle training program / Thai boxing
*Corresponding author: Onemai PRAPHANBUNDIT
Faculty of Sports Science, Burapa University
Bangsaen, Chonburi, Thailand 20000
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