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AuthorSlimani, Maamer
AuthorMiarka, Bianca
AuthorBriki, Walid
AuthorCheour, Foued
Available date2016-10-13T06:15:36Z
Publication Date2016-06
Publication NameAsian Journal of Sports Medicineen_US
Identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5812/asjsm.30840
CitationSlimani M, Miarka B, Briki W, Cheour F. Comparison of Mental Toughness and Power Test Performances in High-Level Kickboxers by Competitive Success. Asian Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016;7(2):e30840
ISSN2008-000X
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/4881
AbstractBackground Kickboxing is a high-intensity intermittent striking combat sport, which is characterized by complex skills and tactical key actions with short duration. Objectives The present study compared and verified the relationship between mental toughness (MT), countermovement jump (CMJ) and medicine ball throw (MBT) power tests by outcomes of high-level kickboxers during National Championship. Materials and Methods Thirty two high-level male kickboxers (winner = 16 and loser = 16: 21.2 ± 3.1 years, 1.73 ± 0.07 m, and 70.2 ± 9.4 kg) were analyzed using the CMJ, MBT tests and sports mental toughness questionnaire (SMTQ; based in confidence, constancy and control subscales), before the fights of the 2015 national championship (16 bouts). In statistical analysis, Mann-Withney test and a multiple linear regression were used to compare groups and to observe relationships, respectively, P ≤ 0.05. Results The present results showed significant differences between losers vs. winners, respectively, of total MT (7(7;8) vs. 11(10.2;11), confidence (3(3;3) vs. 4(4;4)), constancy (2(2;2) vs. 3(3;3)), control (2(2;3) vs. 4(4;4)) subscales and MBT (4.1(4;4.3) vs. 4.6(4.4;4.8)). The multiple linear regression showed a strong associations between MT results and outcome (r = 0.89), MBT (r = 0.84) and CMJ (r = 0.73). Conclusions The findings suggest that MT will be more predictive of performance in those sports and in the outcome of competition.
SponsorMinistry of Higher Teaching and Scientific Research, Tunisia
Languageen
PublisherTehran University of Medical Sciences
SubjectPower
SubjectMental toughness
SubjectMartial Arts
SubjectChampionship
SubjectCompetition
TitleComparison of Mental Toughness and Power Test Performances in High-Level Kickboxers by Competitive Success
TypeArticle
Issue Number2
Volume Number7
dc.identifier.essn 2008-7209


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