Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2016, Page: 17-20
Physiological Responses During Epee Fencing Fight in Junior Egyptian Fencers: An Indication for Fencing Training
Mohamed Abd-Elaziz Ibrahim Abd-Elaziz, Department Theories and Applications of Competing and Individual Sports, Faculty of Physical Education, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
Received: Aug. 20, 2016;       Accepted: Aug. 30, 2016;       Published: Sep. 18, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsspe.20160102.11      View  4039      Downloads  186
The knowledge of physiological characteristics in fencers may support the development and monitoring the specific training programmes for optimal performance in fencing sport. The current study investigates the physiological responses in juniors Epee fencers during fencing fight. Four fencers of the Egyptian male junior’s epee team were participated in current study, and their peak rates of physiological variables performed in the laboratory. In addition, their heart rate, oxygen consumption, ventilation, blood lactate and heart rate recovery were tested throughout a series of simulated fencing fight. Results showed that, maximum heart rate during simulated fight in range of previous studies, however peak mean of oxygen consumption observed relatively higher than to those reported for young men fencers. Consequently, intermittent exercise programs alternating high and low intensity aerobic training should be included in conditioning for fencing.
Physiological Profile, Competition Demands, Epee Fencers
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Mohamed Abd-Elaziz Ibrahim Abd-Elaziz, Physiological Responses During Epee Fencing Fight in Junior Egyptian Fencers: An Indication for Fencing Training, International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2016, pp. 17-20. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsspe.20160102.11
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