Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 32, Pages: 1-8
KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; [email protected]
Background/Objective: The objective of the current investigation was to distinguish the impact of six weeks of combined plyometric-resistance and combined plyometric-sprint trainings on the fitness elements among male students. Methods/Statistical Analysis: 143 males aged 18 to 22 years were categorized into 3 groups, Plyometric-Sprint Training (PST, n = 48), Plyometric-Resistance Training (PRT, n = 47) and a Control Group (CG, n = 48). The experimental groups trained for 40 min per workout 2 days a week, for 6 weeks. Before and after training, tests were assessed on body composition, speed, power and agility. ANOVA and paired t-tests were used for analysis. Findings: The outcomes of all the components of this investigation showed that both the PSTand the PRT revealed significantly greater reduction in the mean values than the CG (P˂0.05), but no change was recorded between them in 30 m, 40 m and a 50 m run (P˃0.05). However, in the Illinois agility test and standing long jump, the PST significantly exhibited greater declines in mean different values than the PRT (P˂0.05). Applications/Improvements: PRT and PST protocols have effectiveness for acceleration, speed, power and agility. PST showed reduction in agility and an increment in explosive power than PRT, but had same speed.
Keywords: Agility, Plyometric, Power, Resistance, Speed
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