Investigating the effect of eight weeks of specialized injury prevention exercises on the performance of young professional male freestyle wrestlers with knee valgus neuromuscular defects

Poster Presentation
Paper ID : 1709-SSRC (R1)
1PhD student of Sports Physiology, University of Tehran
2Instructor, Sports Science Department, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Malayer University
Introduction: In addition to the stability of the central part of the body, the implementation of undertaking skills in freestyle wrestling requires balance, agility, speed and strength. Most of the injuries of this field occur in the lower limbs and during the execution of the running skills. Special injury prevention exercises in freestyle wrestling are one of the valid training interventions in the field of injury prevention and performance improvement professional athletes. In the present study, the effect of this training intervention on central stability, balance, agility, speed and power of elite male freestyle wrestlers with knee dynamic valgus defect was investigated.
Methodology: In this quasi-experimental study, 12 young professional male freestyle wrestlers participated, and the evaluations included squat, McGill central stability, Y balance test, 20-yard sprint, Sargent's vertical jump test, and T agility test. Was. The training group participated in injury prevention exercises for eight weeks, and the control group performed their usual exercises for the same period. Data analysis, ANCOVA test was used at a significance level 0.05.
Results: The results show an improvement of 14.6 percent or 6.42 seconds in central stability (P = 0.03), 2.52 percent or 0.1 seconds in speed (P = 0.02), 84. 15% of power 4.5 cm (P = 0.01), agility 4.85 from 12.84 to 11.53 seconds of the training group compared to the control group after eight weeks of training intervention, so an increase of 4.45 The percentage of balance between the training group and the control group was not significant (P = 0.05), the changes in the control group were not significant (P = 0.05), but all the indicators examined in the training intervention group showed a significant improvement compared to the pre-test. Showed.
Conclusion: Based on the results of this research, an eight-week training intervention has been shown to improve the central stability, speed, agility, and strength of young professional male freestyle wrestlers with dynamic knee valgus syndrome. While some wrestlers and coaches may be hesitant to use such injury prevention protocols due to concerns about negative impacts on performance, this intervention is recommended for those with the disorder.