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The purpose of this research is to identify physical deficiencies in fighting sports athletes. It was conducted at the Children’s Palace (judo), the School Sports Club (wrestling) and the ‘Am Duong’ Sports Club (martial arts) of Bacau, Romania, and it studied three groups of subjects, each comprising seven male athletes, aged 13–16. The research methods used in this research were the documentation method, the observation method, the inquiry, the assessment, the experimental method, the analysis of the results and the graphical representation. The assessment method used was somatoscopy and the objective methods were the instrumental somatoscopic of the body alignment and somatometry. The results show a homogeneous distribution of the results for the three groups, with more than 42% of the athletes having a lumbar and cervical lordosis. In the other two groups, the distribution is homogeneous, 57.1% recording a correct posture, and 42.9% a frontally inclined head position.
Keywords: Incidence, physical deficiencies, fighting sports, athletes
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