THE EFFECT OF A 12 WEEKS TRAINING PERIOD ON BLOOD ACID-BASE STATUS IN ELITE BOXERS
Oktay ÇAKMAKÇI1, Fatma ASLAN2, Evrim ÇAKMAKÇI1
1Selçuk Üniversitesi, Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Yüksek Okulu, Konya
2Karamanoğlu Mehmet Bey Üniversitesi, Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Yüksek Okulu, Karaman
Keywords: Boxing, training, acid-base status
The aim of this research is to study the effect of 12 weeks boxing training on elite amateur boxers’ acid-base balance. A total of 16 boxers of 21.3 ± 2:3 years mean age and 179.0 ± 8.0 cm mean height, voluntarily participated in the study. There were no significant changes in body weight; blood pH, pCO2 and base excess before and after the training. There were significant increases (p<0.05) in pO2, and % O2Sat levels and there was a significant decrease (p<0.05) in bicarbonate (HCO3-) levels. As a result, it is thought that a 12-weeks boxing training period did not cause significant effects in the acid-base status of elite boxers.