Attention and acute judo-specific effort in athletes preparing for Olympic competition

Katarzyna Sterkowicz-Przybycień , Jan Blecharz , Stanisław Sterkowicz , Aleksandra Łuszczyńska


Background & Study Aim. The study investigated the changes in attention concentration corresponding to body activation in judoists of different competitive levels. Changes in attention processes were tested in the context of judo-specific effort. Material & Methods. The Special Judo Fitness Test (SJFT) was administrated to 23 elite judoists during their preparation for the Olympic Games, London 2012. The attention processes were measured with d2 test before the fitness test and repeated immediately after the SJFT. Results. Compared to pretest, the results obtained after the SJFT indicated that the processing speed and the concentration performance increased and the percentage of errors dropped. Participants listed higher on International Judo Federation ranking obtained better results than judoists of the national level. The percentage of error in the d2 test was unsatisfactory in the both international and national groups: high speed of processing was accompanied by a low quality of performance. Conclusions. High processing speed was associated with performance of low quality, which might be improved in the course of psychological and tactical training. Coaches may use tests to monitor psychophysical state of their athletes.
Author Katarzyna Sterkowicz-Przybycień
Katarzyna Sterkowicz-Przybycień,,
, Jan Blecharz (USSH)
Jan Blecharz,,
- SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
, Stanisław Sterkowicz
Stanisław Sterkowicz,,
, Aleksandra Łuszczyńska (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Aleksandra Łuszczyńska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
Journal seriesArchives of Budo, ISSN 1643-8698, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2015
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishattention · fitness · judo elite athletes · performance
ASJC Classification3612 Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2015 = 0.916; WoS Impact Factor: 2015 = 1.31 (2) - 2015=1.178 (5)
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