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Phewkham N, Sriboon N, Ploydang T, Saadprai S. Comparison of Reaction Times for Three Forms of Punches among Amateur Boxing Athletes of the Thailand National Team. Ann Appl Sport Sci 2024; 12 (2)
1- Department of Sports Science and Sports Development, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand.
2- Department of Sports Science and Sports Development, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand. ,
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Background. There are limited studies of the reaction time of throwing punches in Thai Amateur Boxing athletes. Amateur Boxing which is point-scoring blows, based on the number of clean punches landed to movable specific areas. This study will be baseline information for developing Amateur Boxing athletes.
Objectives. To compare the reaction time of punches; left, right, double punches.
Methods. Twelve participants were male Amateur Boxing athletes of the Thailand National Team, 18–35 years old, Welterweight – Light Heavyweight, right-handedness. Participants warmed up and familiarized themselves with the procedure, then randomly selected order and performed 3 sets of left, right, and double punch over 60 seconds, using SMART fit to measure the number of punches thrown per stimulus (times/second), the fastest punching time per stimulus (seconds), the average reaction time to stimulus (seconds) of each punch type.
Results. Using One-Way Repeated Measures ANOVA, the number of punches thrown per stimulus between left and double punch was a significant difference (p=0.000); also between right and double punch (p=0.000). The fastest punching time per stimulus was a significant difference between left and double punch (p=0.006). The average reaction time to the stimulus was a significant difference between left and double punch (p=0.000), and also between right and double punch (p=0.000).
Conclusion. Throwing double punch produced the highest number of punches thrown, the fastest punching time, and a better average reaction time per stimulus than left or right punch. In terms of the reaction time to stimulus, throwing double punch is the most effective but the left punch is less effective form of punch
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  • Coaches should train Amateur Boxing athletes to improve their reaction time to stimuli, general agility, and coordination of the nervous system and muscles, especially focusing on throwing double punches or combinations to gain a competitive edge.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Biomechanics and its related branches
Received: 2024/01/8 | Accepted: 2024/03/2

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