Effects of varied packages of plyometric training on selected motor ability components among university students

Keywords: effect, varied packages, speed, muscular endurance, leg explosive power


Background and Study Aim. The main focus of the study was to examine the effect of varied packages of plyometric training on speed, leg explosive power, and muscular endurance among university students. Material and Methods. Sixty subjects (age= 21.37+1.40) were divided into two groups namely, Control Group (CG, n=15) and Experimental Group (EG, n=45). The EG was further divided into three different groups based on the different training packages such as Low, Medium, and High-Intensity plyometric training. The .05 level of confidence was fixed as the level of significance to test the ‘F’ ratio obtained by the analysis of covariance, which was considered as appropriate. Plyometric training for a period of eight weeks offered to the participants of the Experimental Group. Results. The results revealed that various plyometric training programs have produced significant development in improving motor ability components such as speed, leg explosive power, and muscular endurance of the participants (p<.05). The results indicated that high-intensity plyometric training was noticed as superior then low and medium intensity plyometric training in the perspective of the effect of varied packages of plyometric on selected motor ability components among participants. Conclusion. Keeping in view the utility and importance of plyometric training, we recommended that the exercise protocol used in this study may helpful for the development and improvement of such components to get peak performance in sports.


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Author Biographies

Wasim Khan, Gomal University, D.I.Khan
wasimkhansspe@gu.edu.pk; Lecturer; Department of Sports Sciences and Physical Education, Gomal University, D.I.Khan; Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan.
Tasleem Arif, Sarhad University of Information Technology
Tasleemarif12345@gmail.com; Assistant Professor; Department of Sports Sciences and Physical Education, Sarhad University of Information Technology; Peshawar, Pakistan
Khushdil K. Muhammad, Gomal University, D.I.Khan
happyheartsspe@gmail.com; Department of Sports Sciences and Physical Education, Gomal University, D.I.Khan; Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan.
Sardar N. Sohail, Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan
balochbk@gmail.com; Department of Sports Sciences and Physical Education, Gomal University, D.I.Khan; Dera Ismail Khan,Pakistan
Irina V. Kriventsova, H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University
kriventsova.ira@ukr.net; H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University; Kharkiv, Ukraine.


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Khan W, Arif T, Muhammad K, Sohail S, Kriventsova I. Effects of varied packages of plyometric training on selected motor ability components among university students. Physical education of students. 2020;24(5):278-85. https://doi.org/10.15561/20755279.2020.0504