SRPC-ID: SRPC10-5-2020  | Published online: 2-05-2020 |  ORIGINAL ARTICLE

The development of thediagnostic and training device for armwrestling

Gabriel Harčarik1ABCDEF

Authors’ Contribution: A - Study Design; B - Data collection; C - Statistical analysis; D - Data interpretation; E - Manuscript Preparation; F - Literature search; G -Funds Collection

Authors' affiliation:
1Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies in Košice with its seat in Presov, Presov, Slovakia


In the introduction to the article, the author deals with the issue of strength testingin armwrestling, stating that current motor tests do not correspond to the biomechanics of movement. The authorstates the main reasons for conducting his research intothe development of isokinetic testingand training equipment,which would have its primary use for testing and developing strength abilitiesin armwrestling. The author alsoprovides a detailed description of how the whole process went from testingthe potential of the AbEx device, through its modification to the current form of TENDO IsoFORCE. The paperalso describes how the creation of an additional, positionable constructiontook place so that it would meet all the demands for its use. During the testing, it was necessary to solve multipledetails, shortcomings, especially in the construction and adjust them to the desired form.The author also informs that,during the research, he verified the basic armwrestling strengthtests. In the resultssection, the author states that the test of the imitation of the "toproll" technique proved to be applicable for the needs of armwresling. The article describes exactly how this exercise is to be performed. This is followed by a comparison of the performance ofthe athletes on IsoForce and duringthe match. Those who had thebest results in the "toproll" imitation technique test achieved better results in matches. In the conclusions, the author of the paperinforms what specific modifications have been made to the device, what TENDO IsoFORCE can measure and what are the author's plans for the future in improving this device. In the upcomingresearch, the author will focus on the verification of other tests, which according to him should have an informativevalue for armwrestling.

Keywords: Isokinetic, dynamometry, testing, strength, armwrestling