THE LEVEL OF SOMATIC DEVELOPMENT AND PHYSICAL FITNESS OF PODLASKIE REGIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC TAEKWONDO TEAM MEMBERS
Abstract: The aim of the study was to determine the level of somatic development and physical fitness characterizing
students practising Olympic taekwondo (TKDO) in junior category from Podlaskie regional junior team (PDL).
The study was performed in 2017 and included 14 boys at the age of 10 and 11. Eight tests of physical fitness from
the International Test of Physical Fitness (MTSF) were implemented. Also, the body mass (BM) and body height
(BH) were measured on the basis of which the BMI ratio (Body Mass Index) was calculated. The result of the study
analysis was that the students of the PDL regional team had a medium level of physical fitness. The highest levels
were presented during speed and suppleness tests, and the lowest in strength tests.
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