Amrinder Singh, Abhinav Sathe, Jaspal Singh Sandhu


Purpose: Taekwondo requires high level of agility, lower limb strength as it helps to improve performance in activities that require you to change direction quickly while keeping balance, strength, speed and body control. The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of a 6 week agility training program on lower body muscle electromyography changes. Methodology: 30 elite national level taekwondo players volunteered and were randomly assigned into two groups, group 1 (G1; n = 15) agility training group (mean age 19.60 ± 2.06 years; mean height 1.72 ± 0.08 m; mean mass 57. 94 ± 10. 27 kg) and group 2 (G2; n = 15) control group (mean age 20.13 ± 1.55; mean height 1.71 ± 0.07 m; mean mass 65.19 ± 16.87). Both agility training group and control group were assessed for electromyography of lower limb muscles by Noraxon Telemyo U.S.A., Inc.v3.1.10. Control group had followed their routine training schedule, and agility training group had performed agility training for 6 weeks. After 6 weeks of training post measures were taken. Result: Significant changes (p < 0.05) were observed in average mean amplitude and maximum of the left biceps femoris muscle as well as some specific findings were observed. Conclusion: This program can be incorporated to improve overall performance in the athletes and can beneficial for athletes who require quick movements while performing their sport such as taekwondo.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejpe.v0i0.1651


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