Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2020, Volume: 7, Issue: Supplementary 7, Pages: 24-27
Sivamani1* and D. Sultana2
1 Department of Physical Education, AMET University, Chennai, India; [email protected]
2 Department of Physical Education, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India
The study was to find out the effect of sand training with and without plyometric exercises on selected physical fitness variables among university athletes. Thirty Pondicherry University athletes were selected as subjects. Their ages ranged from 21 to 24 years. They were divided into three equal groups named as Experimental group I, Experimental group II and control group consists of ten subjects in each group. Experimental group I underwent sand training with plyometric exercises, Experimental group II underwent sand training without plyometric exercises and control group were not exposed to any sort of training programme. Physical fitness variables namely speed, leg explosive power and agility were chosen as dependent variables for this study. The collected data were analyzed by ANCOVA and followed by Scheffe’s post hoc test. The results of this study show that there was significant improvement in speed, leg explosive power and agility among university athletes due to sand training with plyometric exercises and sand training without plyometric exercises, comparing to control group.
Keywords: Plyometric Exercises, Physical Fitness, Sand Training
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