2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Changes in physical performance variables in sprinters following sprint specific plyometric training program
Author(s): Amrinder Singh, Achal Choudhary, Shweta Shenoy and Jaspal Singh Sandhu
Purpose: The ability to reach a high running velocity over a short period of time, quickness in movements and aerobic capacity is essential for sprinters to excel in competitions. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of the sprint training combined with plyometric training on physical performance. Methodology: 40 university level sprinters volunteered and were randomly assigned into two groups, group 1 (G1; n=20) sprint specific plyometric training group (mean age 18.65±0.875; mean height 164.10±11. 30cm; mean mass 59.20±10. 74kg) and group 2 (G2; n=20) control group (mean age 18.95±1.19; mean height 166.60±9.80 cm; mean mass 61.60±9. 24kg). Both sprint specific plyometric training group and control group were assessed for sprint speed by 20 m sprint test, agility by Illinois agility test, vertical jump height and balance using Kinematic Measurement System and VO2 max by using Queens College Step Test. Results: The results showed significant changes (p<0.05) in all the physical performance variables measured. Conclusion: This protocol can be recommended to coaches for athletes or individuals as this type of training can be beneficial for increasing performance.
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How to cite this article:
Amrinder Singh, Achal Choudhary, Shweta Shenoy, Jaspal Singh Sandhu. Changes in physical performance variables in sprinters following sprint specific plyometric training program. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):1463-1466.