International Balkan Symposium in Sport Sciences, Tetovo, Makedonya, 30 Mayıs - 02 Haziran 2013, ss.1
This study aims to determine the effect of high intensity acute wrestling exercise and sauna on total body fluid (TBF) and aldosterone hormone. After health ethics committee had granted approval, this study was practiced on 14 voluntary male wrestlers who have no health problems and are average 23.43 ± 4.146 years old and are average 172.86± 4.818 meters tall Blood measurement was taken from the wrestlers when they were rested, after wrestling exercise and after sauna which was later than two days rest. TBF measurement was made via TBF 300 device and hormone analysis was done via IMMULITE 2000 autoanalyzer. Because of the fact that data acquired in the study did not have a normal distribution, nonparametric Two Related Samples – Wilcoxon test in SPSS 15 for Windows statistical packaged program was applied. It was determined that, after acute wrestling exercise, there was not any significant differences in TBF levels while there was a significant increase (P<.01) in aldosterone levels. After sauna practice, a significant growth (P<.01) was determined both in TBF and in aldosterone. When TBF values were compared after wrestling exercise and sauna, it was observed that TBF values after sauna were significantly high (P<.01) and aldosterone values did not have a significant difference. It is concluded that practiced wrestling exercise and sauna program increased aldosterone secretion in order to regulate the total fluid levels by taking parallel effects, however, only sauna program has significant growth in TBF levels and also it is concluded that there are differences among the groups.