P.Mahendiran & Dr.A.Chandramohan
The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of plyometric training and functional core strength training on explosive power among kabaddi players. To achieve the purpose of the present study, forty five male kabaddi players from Affiliated Colleges of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India were selected as subjects at random and their ages ranged from 18 to 25 years. The subjects were divided into three equal groups of fifteen each. Experimental Group I was exposed to plyometric training, Experimental Group II was exposed to functional core strength training and control group underwent no training. The duration of experimental period was 12 weeks. The pre test and post test scores were subjected to statistical analysis using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) to find out the significance among the mean differences, whenever the ‘F’ ratio for adjusted test was found to be significant, Scheffe’s post hoc test was used. In all cases 0.05 level of significance was fixed to test hypotheses. The plyometric training and functional core strength training had shown significant improvement on explosive power of male kabaddi players.
Plyometric Training, Functional Core Training, Explosive Power, Kabaddi.