INFLUENCE OF PLYOMETRIC TRAINING PROGRAM ON PERFORMANCE RELATED VARIABLES AMONG CRICKET PLAYERS

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to find out theeffect of plyometric training on selected performance related variables among male cricketers. To achieve this purpose, 40 male students studying in various classes were randomly selected as subjects from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Annamalai University. The age of the subjects were ranged from 18 to 25 years. The subjects were further classified at random into two equal groups of 20 subjects each. Group – I underwent plyometric training for three days per week for twelve weeks and group – II acted as control. The selected criterion variables namely speed, shoulder strength, muscular endurance, explosive strength and cardiovascular endurance were assessed before and after the training period. The collected data were statistically analysed by using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). From the results of the study it was found that there was a significant improvement on speed, muscular endurance, shoulder strength, cardio respiratory endurance and explosive strength among the plyometric training group when compared with the control group.

 

Keywords: Plyometric training, Performance related variables, Speed, Explosive strength, muscular endurance, shoulder strength, cardio respiratory endurance.Fullscreen Mode

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