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Adrian Cojocariu, Bogdan Ungurean and Alexandru Oprean

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The present study wishes to highlight the effects of some physical training means within the preparatory phase on specific endurance-speed combined motor ability in lower limbs, in Qwan Ki Do martial art. We started from the hypothesis that using an efficient planning and adequate means it is possible to improve the combined motor ability in lower limbs, with positive effects on athletes’ efficiency.

The experiment was performed over 5 weeks. In the study were included 11 male (group 1) and 8 female (group 2) elite athletes from the Romanian Qwan Ki Do national team. The team was in the preparatory phase for participating in European Championships. The means used for the experiment included long runs with constant tempo, Fartlek runs, intermittent long, medium, and short runs and also general and specific force–endurance and endurance–speed circuits.

The results reveal a general significant progress in tests in both groups, suggesting that an adequate programme could conduct to the improvement of specific endurance-speed combination in lower limbs, which may represent an important support in athletes’ physical training.

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Ioan Sabin Sopa and Marcel Pomohaci

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Ioan Galea, Dana Negru, Viorel Petru Ardelean, Corina Dulceanu and Iustin Olariu

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Ileana-Monica Popovici, Lucian Popescu and Liliana-Elisabeta Radu

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Mohammed Zerf

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Andras-Jozsef Borzasi and Nada-Alexandra Arseni

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Anna Brytek-Matera and Anna Kozieł

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Adrian Cojocariu and Valentin Albu

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Carlos-Alberto Becerra Fernandez and Rafael Merino-Marban

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Vicol Eduard Șuță, Tiberiu Tătaru, Lizia Ioana Șuță and Marinela Vasile

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