Biomedical control of table tennis training. Example of field test

Carlos Melero Romero

Francisco Pradas de la Fuente

Mª Carmen Vargas Corzo

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Table tennis is a not very well-known sport discipline, so much in what concerns to the ideal physical condition of its players, like regarding the specific methods of control of training, two aspects, considered nowadays of enormous interest by its applicability in the planning of the work loads, and for its repercussion in the sport yield. Objectives: To standardize the specific control of the training by means of the design of a protocol of tests that applied through a simple and reliable methodology can give an useful information on the state of health and of the sportsmen’s physical condition, and to evaluate later on with this test battery, to 3 groups of players of different sport categories. Sample  was formed by 16 players: 4 elite sportsmen, and 12 young national promises of the alevin, benjamin, infantile and juvenile categories, 7 boys and 5 girls. The battery of tests included: impedanciometry, sanguine analytic, and field test, with lactato determinations in capillary blood, and control of  heart frequency.. The data obtained evidenced a better state of the elite players’ physical condition, in relation to the other two groups of inferior sport category, also existing a direct correlation among the variables  considered like indicators of a good physical state, and the sport yield evidenced through the results of the field test. Conclusion: Although the applied protocol of tests has demonstrated to be useful for the marked objectives, it is necessary to continue enlarging the studies in this sense.

Keywords: Field Test, Hematology, Lactate, Performance, Rendimiento, Rendimiento, Table Tennis.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: July 01, 2005