PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF BADMINTON PLAYERS: A BRIEF REVIEW (9 - 16)
Keywords:badminton, physiological, biomechanical, test, training program
Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education 2(1): 9-16, 2013 – Badminton is a court based racquet games to be played either in single (one versus one) or double (two versus two) in a court. Badminton is a famous sport especially in Asia and among the excellent team in badminton includes China, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Korea. Outside of Asia, badminton is well known in England and Denmark. One of the main tasks of strength and conditioning coach or trainer is to design and implement physical conditioning program. Well developed and implemented training programs mainly dependable on how accurate the training program variables being devised and manipulated, in order to serve the need and goals of involved athletes. Appropriate manipulation of training program variables and modifications made from time to time relies a lot on the accuracy and reliability of monitoring assessment used. The main purpose of this review is to identify what has been done previously regarding physiological and biomechanical profiling of badminton players. It is also the aim of this review to discuss on the type of test previously used in previous studies, especially with regards to strength and power assessment, were close enough to movement pattern perform by a badminton players during an actual badminton match.
Keywords: badminton, physiological, biomechanical, test, training program