Effects of short-term two weeks low intensity plyometrics combined with dynamic stretching training in improving vertical jump height and agility on trained basketball players

Selvam Ramachandran, Binita Pradhan

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Abstract

Sport specific training in basketball players should focus on vertical jump height and agility in consistent with demands of the sport. Since plyometrics training improves vertical jump height and agility, it can be useful training strategy to improve the performance of basketball players. A convenience sample of thirty professional basketball players were recruited. Following pre-intervention assessment, interventions using plyometrics training and dynamic stretching protocol was administered on the basketball players. The outcome measures were assessed before the intervention and at the end of first and second week. Statistically significant improvements in vertical jump height (31.68±11.64 to 37.57±16.74; P<0.012) and agility (16.75±2.49 to 15.61±2.80; P<0.00) were observed between pretest - posttest measures and no changes in muscle girth and isometric muscle strength. The study concludes that short term two weeks plyometrics training combined with dynamic stretching as a useful sport specific training strategy to improve vertical jump height and agility on trained basketball players.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIndian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Volume58
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

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Muscle Stretching Exercises
Basketball
Plyometric Exercise
Sports
Muscle Strength
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Muscles

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology (medical)

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