Comparison of injury related functional tests in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Professor, Department of Exercise Physiology, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran

3 MSc Student of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran


The aim of the present study was to examine Core stability, Balance and FMS scores differences between Freestyle and Greco-Roman youth wrestlers.30 Freestyle wrestlers (age 17/60±1/00 years, height: 1/74±0/06, weight: 75/03±16/73 kg, BMI: 24/54±4/66 kg/m²) and 30 Greco-Roman wrestlers (age 17/73±1/17 years, height: 1/74±0/06, weight: 70/10±12/88 kg, BMI: 23/05±3/42 kg/m²) participated in this study. Core stability determined using a standard sit and reach test, Balance determined using YBT. The FMS developed by Cook was used to assess functional movement (3). Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestlers were analyzed by the Independent Sample t-Test. A value of (p ≤ 0.05) was considered to be statistically significant.
Results: The Greco-Roman wrestlers had a significantly higher scores Core stability than Freestyle wrestlers. The Freestyle wrestlers had a significantly higher scores Balance than Greco-Roman wrestlers. No significant differences were found in the FMS scores between Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers (p > 0.05).
Discussion: , the differences between Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestlers may be due to the wrestling style differences in training and to competition related demands.


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