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EFFECTS OF LOWER LIMB FLEXIBILITY EXERCISE ON TABLE TENNIS PLAYERS PHYSICAL FITNESS

EFEITOS DO EXERCÍCIO DE FLEXIBILIDADE DOS MEMBROS INFERIORES SOBRE A APTIDÃO FÍSICA DOS JOGADORES DE TÊNIS DE MESA

EFECTOS DEL EJERCICIO DE FLEXIBILIDAD DE LAS EXTREMIDADES INFERIORES EN LA APTITUD FÍSICA DE LOS JUGADORES DE TENIS DE MESA

ABSTRACT

Introduction:

the main fitness requirements of table tennis players are highly automated motor skills and a strong body control ability; this combination is believed to benefit from flexibility exercises.

Objective:

Study the effects of lower limb flexibility training on physical fitness in table tennis players.

Methods:

The controlled experiment randomly divided 20 volunteers into two groups with no statistical differences between them. The control group continued using the existing table tennis teaching program, while the experimental group adopted the optimized lower limb flexibility training program. The course design was organized according to the physical education teacher's table tennis player talent training plan.

Results:

In the experimental group, the number of right body turns for throwing and blocking increased to 60.41 ± 4.67 times after the experiment; the number of right body turns increased to 64.045 ± 5.22; in the control group, the number of right push and blocks increased to 56.78 ± 3.67 times after the experiment. After the experiment, the number of fixed point swing speed of the whole station increased to 64.66 ± 3.95 (P<0.05).

Conclusion:

Adding lower limb flexibility exercises to table tennis flexibility training has been shown to improve athletes’ static and dynamic flexibility, positively optimizing players’ fitness. Level of evidence II; Therapeutic studies - investigation of treatment outcomes.

Keywords:
Muscle Stretching Exercises; Lower Limbs; Racquet Sports; Physical Fitness

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