The Study of Effects of Olympic-Style Weightlifting Trainings on the Thickness of the Quadriceps Femoris Tendon of Athletes

Kenan Erdağı, Osman Tüfekçi


Objectives: The study aims to investigate the thickness of the quadriceps femoris tendon in Olympic-style weightlifting athletes and sedentary individuals. 

Methods: The study included 25 women and 25 men Olympic-style weightlifting athletes aged 18-19 years as the study group and 25 women and 25 men sedentary individuals as the control group. In the study, the thickness of the quadriceps femoris tendon on both knees was measured by ultrasonographic imaging. 

Results: The mean thickness of the quadriceps femoris tendon was significantly larger in the athletes than in the sedentary individuals. No correlation was found between the age, height, training years of the athletes and the thickness of the quadriceps femoris tendon. 

Conclusion: It might be stated that Olympic-style weightlifting has a hypertrophic effect on the quadriceps femoris tendon of athletes.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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