Effect of Isolated Plyometric Training and Combined Plyometric and Strength Training on Agility among College Men

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Irshad Ahmad Dar, Dr. M. Kalimuthu


            The purpose of this study was to find out the effect of isolated plyometric training and combined plyometric and strength training on agility of college men. To achieve the purpose, forty -five (N=45) men students in Govt. degree college Frisal Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir, were selected as subjects. The age ranged between 19 – 23 years. The selected subjects were randomly assigned in to three equal groups of fifteen (n=15) subjects each such as isolated plyometric training group, combined plyometric and strength training group and control group. The experimental group underwent their respective experiment treatment for twelve weeks and a session on each day. Control group was not participated in any specific training apart from their regular activities.  The agility test was taken as criterion variable for the present study and it was measured by shuttle 4X10 meters. All the subjects of three groups were tested on the selected dependable at prior to and after the training programme. The analysis of covariance (ANNCOVA) was used to analyze the significant difference, if any between the groups.  Level of confidence was fixed at 0.05 to find out the level of significance which was considered as an appropriate. The result revealed that there was a significant difference between isolated plyometric training group and combined plyometric and strength training group (10.24 ± 0.65 and 9.95 ± 0.49) on Agility and also the result of the study shows that the improvement of (0.33) on the Agility was significant for combined plyometric and strength training group than isolated plyometric training group.   

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