International Journal of Exercise Science 11(6): 364-374, 2018. In order to analyze the Global Active Stretching (SGA®) practice on the physical performance enhancement in judo-practitioner competitors, 12 male athletes from Judo Federation of Sergipe (Federação Sergipana de Judô), were divided into two groups: Experimental Group (EG) and Control Group (CG). For 10 weeks, the EG practiced SGA® self-postures and the CG practiced assorted calisthenic exercises. All of them were submitted to a variety of tests (before and after): handgrip strength, flexibility, upper limbs’ muscle power, isometric pull-up force, lower limbs’ muscle power (squat-jump – SJ and countermovement jump – CMJ) and Tokui Waza test. Due to the small number of people in the sample, the data were considered non-parametric and then we applied the Wilcoxon test using the software R version 3.3.2 (R Development Core Team, Austria). The effect size was calculated and considered statistically significant the values p ≤ 0.05. Concerning the results, the EG statistical differences were highlighted in flexibility, upper limbs’ muscle power and lower limbs’ muscle power (CMJ), with a gain of 3.00 ± (1.09) cm, 0,42 ± (0,51) m and 2.49 ± (0.63) cm, respectively. The CG only presented statistical difference in the lower limbs’ test (CMJ), with a gain of 0,55 ± 2,28 cm. Thus, the main results pointed out statistical differences before and after in the EG in the flexibility, upper limbs and lower limbs’ muscle power (CMJ), with a gain of 3.00 ± 1.09 cm, 0.42 ± 0.51 m 2.49 ± 0.63 cm, respectively. On the other hand, the CG presented a statistical difference only the lower limbs’ CMJ test, with a gain of 0.55 ± 2.28 cm. The regular 10-week practice of SGA® self-postures increased judoka practitioners' posterior chain flexibility and vertical jumping (CMJ) performance.
Almeida, Heleno Jr.
"Global Active Stretching (SGA®) practice for judo practitioners’ strength enhancement,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 11
6, Pages 364 - 374.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol11/iss6/7