Background The ability to develop a strong grip and maintain it during a judo match has become an important element for and Study Aim: judo athletes. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to examine differences between measurements of maximal isometric time on judogi pull-up, and number of repetitions during dynamic judogi pull-up. Material/Methods: The sample was composed by two groups: 16 high-level judo athletes from the male Brazilian National Team and 12 male state-level judo athletes, with at least one athlete per weight category. The tests were compared through analysis of co-variance (body mass as co-variable), followed by a post-hoc test (Scheffé). Significance level was set at 5%. Results: No difference was found in the isometric test: Brazilian Team: 35±18s; Regional: 39±14s. However, the Brazilian Team performed a high number of repetitions (12±5 rep) compared to regional group (9±4 rep) during the dy- namic grip strength endurance test. Conclusions: Thus, dynamic grip strength endurance seems to be a discriminating variable between judo athletes, probably be- cause judo combat involves many elbow extensions and flexions in order to avoid the opponent’s grip and to sub- due them.
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