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Grygoriy Griban1, Dmytro Dzenzeliuk2, Zoia Dikhtiarenko3, Eduard Yeromenko3, Andrii Lytvynenko4, Olena Otravenkoa5, Bogdan Semeniv6, Volodymyr Prystynskyi7, Kostiantyn Prontenko8

1Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University, Department of Physical Education and Sport Improvement, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
2University of Ukraine, Zhytomyr Economic and Humanitarian Institute of the Higher Educational Institution, Department of Social Rehabilitation Technologies, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
3National University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Department of Horting and Rehabilitation, Irpin, Ukraine
4Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Department of Physical Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine
5Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, Department of Theory and Methods of Physical Education, Starobilsk, Ukraine
6Stepan Gzhytskyi National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies Lviv, Department of Physical Education, Sports and Health, Lviv, Ukraine
7Donbas State Pedagogical University, Department of Theoretical and Methodological Foundations of Physical Education and Rehabilitation, Slavyansk, Ukraine
8S. P. Koroliov Zhytomyr Military Institute, Department of Physical Education, Special Physical Training and Sport, Zhytomyr, Ukraine

Influence of Sambo Wrestling Training on Students’ Physical Fitness

Sport Mont 2021, 19(1), 89-95 | DOI: 10.26773/smj.210219


Concerning the low level of physical fitness of Ukrainian students and insufficient motivation to do physical exercises, one potential solution is the implementation of specific sport-oriented physical education classes, taking into account students’ choice of sport. The influence of sambo (self-defence without arms) wrestling training on the level and dynamics of students’ physical fitness when studying at higher educational institutions is examined in the article. The investigation of students’ physical fitness was conducted according to the following tests: 100-metre race, pull-ups (male), push-ups (female), 3000-metre race (male), 2000-metre race (female), shuttle run 4 × 9 m, sit-ups (per 1 min), standing long jumps, forward inclinations of the body in sitting position. The significantly better (p<0.05–0.001) physical fitness level of students who were involved in the sambo wrestling training during studying in comparison with students who were involved in the current system of physical education was determined, which proves the efficiency of sambo wrestling training. The improvement of students’ physical fitness during sambo wrestling classes will have a positive influence on their physical working capacity and the efficiency of their studying and future professional activities.


physical fitness, students, sambo wrestling

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