Effects of Concurrent Plyometric and Resistance Training Speed of Inter Collegiate Male Athletes

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Srikanth. R., Dr. S. Suthakar


The purpose of this study was to discover the impacts of concurrent plyometric and resistance training on the development of speed of the inter collegiate level athletes. In view of their preparation, eighty male inter collegiate athletes were chosen from Bangalore University affiliated colleges and they were divided into four equal groups. Group-I - Resistance training (n=20), Group-II - Plyometric Training (n=20), Group -III - Concurrent plyometric and resistance (n=20), Group-IV- Control group (n=20). The purpose was to find out the speed in 50-yard dash test, as measured previously, then after the fact a six-week preparing period. The subjects in each preparation gatherings were prepared for 2 days for every week. While control group subjects did not take part in any preparation action. The data were analyzed by ‘t’ ratio, Analysis of variance, Analysis of co-variance and Scheffe’s post-hoc test. The results show that all the training treatments elicited significant (P<0.05) improvement in the entire test variable of speed. However, the specific training showed significant improvement in speed. 50 yards’ dash test performance showed significantly greater improvement in the other three groups.  This study provides support for the use of a concurrent plyometric and resistance Group to improve the speed.  

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