Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2022, Volume: 15, Issue: 48, Pages: 2699-2706
Prahalad Singh Patel1, Shri Krishna Patel2*, Wilfred Leons Vaz3
1Department of Sports, Government College Sihora, Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
2Department of Physical Education, D.A.V. Training College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3Department of Physical Education Pedagogy, L.N.I.P.E, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Received Date:19 September 2022, Accepted Date:27 November 2022, Published Date:24 December 2022
Background: Athletes’ flexibility and strength endurance improve through regular yoga practice. If plyometric exercises combine with yoga asanas in training programs, it may enhance performance in sports that demand these fitness components. Objectives: To determine the effect of eight weeks of plyometric training alone and in combination with asanas on adolescent volleyball players’ flexibility and strength endurance. Methods: Forty-five male adolescent volleyball players were randomly selected for two experimental groups and a control group for eight weeks. An ANCOVA was used to compare the modified post-test means to the initial test means. Findings: The study’s findings indicate that plyometric exercise, both alone and in combination with asanas, has a substantial effect on flexibility (F = 15.90, p = 0.00) and strength endurance (F = 2.366, p = 0.0027). Furthermore, the paired means of plyometric combined with asanas and plyometric (0.743, p = 0.03), plyometric combined with asanas and control (1.268, p = 0.00), and plyometric and control (0.525, p = 0.029) had a statistically significant mean difference in flexibility. Among the paired means, the differences in strength endurance between plyometric combined with asanas and plyometric (0.276, p = 0.853); plyometric combined with asanas and control (2.911, p = 0.055); and plyometric and control (2.635, p = 0.082) were not statistically significant. Novelty: Plyometric training alone improved the players’ flexibility by 14.25%, and plyometric training combined with asanas improved it by 28.64% compared to the control group. The combined exercise was 16.78% more effective than plyometric training alone. Post-testing data on strength endurance demonstrate an improved trend, despite the absence of statistically significant differences.
Keywords: Adolescent; Asanas; Flexibility; Plyometric; Strength Endurance
© 2022 Patel et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)
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