Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology Volume 3: Issue 1, Article 8, 2022. Extremely high heat stress environmental conditions in sub-Saharan Africa influences sports performance. The aim of this study was to assess physical changes and physiological responses associated with wearing judogi during 8 weeks training session in a hot environment. In this quasi-experimental study, trained male judokas (20.06 ± 1.24 years old), were assessed before and after a training session, while either wearing a judogi (experimental group n = 12) or cotton tee shorts (control group n = 12). All athletes completed testing and were evaluated for anthropometric, physiological and urine parameters. A significant decrease in body mass (BM) (P.02) was observed in the experimental group but not the control group. In contrast, VO2max was significantly improved in the control group (p = 0.018). Special Judo Fitness Test indicators of athletes in the experimental group were lower than those in the control group (p<0.01) after the 8 weeks training. In addition, significant decreases in sodium (Na+) (p = 0.005), potassium (K+) (p<0.001) and chloride (Cl-) (p<0.001) ion concentration were found in athletes in the experimental group. Body mass, fitness and hydroelectrolytic parameters decreased during those 24 training sessions in judogi wearing athletes. Wearing a judogi and training in open environments in a hot environment impairs judo performance.
MOUSSOUAMI, Simplice; ALONGO, YVON ROCK GHISLAIN; MOULONGO, André Georges; MABOUNDA KOUNGA, PAUL ROGER; MABIKA NZOUMBA, ERODE; and BIO NIGAN, Issiako
"Wearing Judogi in a Humid Tropical Environment: Effect on Performance and Hydro-Electrolytic Parameters,"
Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology: Vol. 3:
1, Article 8.
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