Ayşegül Yapıcı, Engin Güneş Atabaş


The aim of this study to compare the physiological responses of acute exercise on wrestlers and kickboxers. 8 kickboxers and 12 wrestlers participated voluntarily from Pamukkale University. For each player, oxygen saturation (SpO2), heart rate, blood lactate and respiratory function test values were measured before and immediately after the test. The difference between in-group test values was analyzed by t-test in dependent groups. Significant differences in test values between groups were analyzed by independent samples t-test. The significance level was taken as p<0.05. No statistically significant difference was found between the SpO2, FVC, FEV1 and MVV test values of kickboxers and wrestlers in-group comparison (p>0.05). There was a statistically significant difference between heart rate, blood lactate and FEV1/FVC test values in kickboxers (p<0.05). There was a statistically significant difference between heart rate, SpO2, blood lactate and FEV1/FVC test values in wrestlers (p<0.05). There was a statistically significant difference between MVV values pre and post the test and blood lactate values post the test between groups (p<0.05). There was no statistically significant difference in FVC, FEV1, FEV1/FVC, pre-test blood lactate, pre and posttest SpO2 and heart rate values (p>0.05). In conclusion, the findings of the study showed that there was a significant difference between MVV values and blood lactate values when wrestling and kickboxing were anaerobic based sports. Physical training is considered as an acute response to the development of respiratory muscles and respiratory system as a reason of increasing oxygen exchange at the cell level.


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