Acute Effects of Complex Training on Power and Fatigue Index of Pencak Silat Athletes

  • Ferry Hendarsin , Mulyana, Rony Syaifullah, Rumi Iqbal Doewes


   This research was conducted to reveal effective ways to prepare athlete's physical conditioning, through the Complex Training (CT) method for increasing athlete’s power and fatique index. CT is applied for 12 weeks, exercise frequency 3 times/week, rest interval is 48 hours. The research method is quantitative-descriptive with ex-post facto method, taking data from 13 male pencak silat athletes prepared for the 2018 Asian Games. Test to measure power and fatique index, used instruments that are economical, simple, and have a norm that is Running Based Anaerobic Sprint Test (RAST). CT has a significant acute effect on increasing maximum power up by an average of 74 watts (pre-test 575 - post-test 649), minimum power of 30 watts (415 - 445), and average power 68 watts (467 - 535). The average fatigue index (FI) of athletes is recorded to increase (FI> 10 watts / sec) from 4.79 watts / sec to 6.35 watts / sec, increasing the average FI by 2 watts / sec indicates that the anaerobic capacity condition has decreased or the decline tolerance to lactate.