Gerald Edwin Raj1*, Suriya2 and Priyadarshini3
1Vice Principal, RVS College of Physiotherapy, Sulur, Tamil Nadu, India
2Student, RVS College of Physiotherapy, Sulur, Tamil Nadu, India
3Lecturer, RVS College of Physiotherapy, Sulur, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author: VelivellGerald Edwin Raj, Vice Principal, RVS College of Physiotherapy, Sulur, Tamil Nadu, India.
Received: March 08, 2022; Published: July 26, 2022
Background: Plyometrics is a well-known form of ballistic training, designed to improve performance of jump capabilities. It is an training that uses both the speed and force with various movements which improves muscle power. Vertical jump is raising his or her center of gravity in a vertical plane. Plyometric exercise training improves vertical jump height. In basketball a vertical leap is involving rapid and repeated muscle contraction and stretching.
Aim: To determine the effect of plyometric exercises on vertical jump height in young basketball players and compare them with their untrained counterparts.
Design: Randomized control trial with pre and post test.
Methodology: 20 students who play basketball around age 14-17 years, who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were randomly divided into Group A (experimental group) and group B (control group). The untrained group was asked to perform the general warm up prior to the vertical jump. Cool down exercises. The experimental group was given plyometric exercises for 6-8 weeks and vertical jump height pre and post training were recorded and compared.
Results: Vertical jump height improved significantly post plyometric in Group A compared to the control group. Statistically analysis was done using paired ‘t’ test, the results indicated that there was significant improvement in subjects who received plyometric training.
Conclusion: Plyometric training brought significant changes in vertical jump height. This study concludes that plyometric training is effective in improving vertical jump height among young basketball players.
Keywords: Vertical Jump Height; Sargent Jump Test; Plyometric Training
Citation: Gerald Edwin Raj., et al. “The Effectiveness of Lower Limb Plyometric Exercises on Vertical Jump Performance in Young Basketball Players: A Randomized Controlled Trial". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.8 (2022): 137-141.
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