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The effect of Short-term Plyometric Training Program on Sprint, Strength, Power and Agility Performance in non-athletic men

Ali Aalizadeh1*, Adel Daneshi1, Sedighe Shirkhani2, Ali Foroughi Borazjani3, Saeed Changizi Ashtiyani4, Najmeh Mobaseri5, Sedighe Rahimi6  

1The Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran 2Exercise Physiology Research Unit, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran 3Exercise Physiology Research Unit, Department of Education Bushehr, Bushehr, Iran 4Department of Physiology, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran 5Physical Education Research Unit, Bushehr University of pnu, Bushehr, Iran 6Exercise Physiology Research Unit, Islamic Azad University, Bushehr Unit, Bushehr, Iran Corresponding author Email: ali781a@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT: Plyometric training to increase physical ability and leads to increase of muscles power. The aim of the study was to assess the effects of short term plyometric training program on sprint, strength, and power and agility performance in non-athletic men. In this research, 40 non-athletic men (year 18-23) participated. The participants were chosen randomly and they participated in four tests strength (Swedish swimming, sit-ups), power (vertical jumps, Horizontal jumps), agility (Illinois Agility Test, T Agility Test) and 30 meters speed. The participants were divided into two groups, i.e. experimental (plyometric training) and control group (did not perform PT training). They participated in the training for 5 weeks and each week 1 session and each session 90 minutes. The results of the study revealed that in experimental groups, significant increase observed in Swedish swimming, horizontal jumps test and also significant decrease observed in 30 meters speed and test in comparison with control group (p-value of the respectively 0.001, 0.02, 0.00). The differences were significant not observed of agility test in comparison with control group. Conclusion: Therefore, it seems that plyometric training have been effective on the physical preparation indices and can improve the non athletes’ performance.

KEYWORDS: Plyometric training; Sprint; Strength; Power; Agility

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Aalizadeh A, Daneshi A, Shirkhani S, Borazjani A. F, Ashtiyani S. C, Mobaseri N, Rahimi S. The effect of Short-term Plyometric Training Program on Sprint, Strength, Power and Agility Performance in non-athletic men. Biosci Biotech Res Asia 2015;12(2)

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