Using the Specific Means of Greco-Roman Wrestling to Increase the Level of Strength in Juniors (16-18 Years Old)
Keywords:Greco-Roman wrestling, cadets, specific means, strength
The present paper aims to both investigate the level of strength indices in cadet athletes and experiment with a system of means for strength development. The research participants were 18 athletes, who represented several weight classes and were members of the Cadet Wrestling Section within the School Sports Club No. 5 in Bucharest. The experiment was conducted between 2021-2022, including both the preparatory period and the competitive period. The two participating groups (experiment and control) were applied an initial, intermediate and final test to check their strength levels. The average rate of progress recorded higher values for the experimental group compared to the control group in all six tests applied. The obtained results confirm the research hypothesis and show that the increase in strength found in the experimental group is the effect of applying the independent variable, more precisely, of using the set of specific exercises developed by us.