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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

Impact Factor (RJIF): 5.48

ISSN: 2456-0057

2023, Vol. 8, Issue 2
Impact of sled-pulling sprint training on speed and vertical jump performance in collegiate-level football players
Author(s): Vadivelan Sundaramurthy, Dr. Grace Helina and Dr. J Anitha
Abstract:
Purpose: This research aimed to investigate and compare the effects of sled-pulling sprint training on speed and vertical jump performance in collegiate-level football players.
Methods: Forty male football players, aged 17-21, voluntarily participated from the Indra Gandhi Academy for Sports and Education. Participants were randomly assigned to two groups: resisted sprint-training group (RST, n=20) and unresisted sprint-training group (URT, n=20). Anthropometric measures, including body height, body weight, and body mass index, were collected alongside performance metrics, such as the sprinting and vertical jump performance conducted before and after a 12-week stretching intervention.
Results: The results indicated significant improvements within both groups. The RST group exhibited a remarkable increase in sprint (pre: 3.61±0.290, post: 3.31±0.33, p<.001) and enhanced vertical jump performance (pre: 19.42±2.22, post: 22.92±2.42, p<.001). Similarly, the URT group demonstrated notable no improvements in sprint and vertical jump performance.
Conclusion: These findings underscore the efficacy of resisted sprint-training group in enhancing sprint vertical jump performance among collegiate-level football players. The study contributes valuable insights to sports science, offering practitioners evidence-based options for designing resisted sprint-training tailored to the specific needs of football athletes. Additionally, the absence of baseline differences highlights the study's robust methodology, ensuring that observed changes can be attributed to the resisted sprint-training rather than pre-existing group disparities.
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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
How to cite this article:
Vadivelan Sundaramurthy, Dr. Grace Helina, Dr. J Anitha. Impact of sled-pulling sprint training on speed and vertical jump performance in collegiate-level football players. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2023;8(2):619-624.
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