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Effects of Plyometric With and Without Functional Training on Selected Physical Fitness Variables of Intercollegiate Male Football Players

Author(s) Name:

M.Mathiyazhagan & Dr. P.J.Sebastian

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find out the effects of plyometric with and without functional training on selected Physical Fitness variables of intercollegiate male football players. To achieve the purpose of the study, sixty intercollegiate men football players from AVVM Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Tanjore, Tamilnadu and Adaikala Madha Arts and Science College Tanjore, Tamilnadu were selected as subjects (30 from each college). They were divided into three equal groups in which each group consisted of twenty subjects (n=20). Group-I and Group-II were the experimental groups such as Plyometric Group with Functional Training – PGF and Plyometric Group without Functional Training – PG and Group-III served as control group (CG). Group I and II underwent training for a period of twelve weeks. The following are the criterion variables :Speed, Agility and Leg explosive Power. They were tested using standard test methods and instruments before and after training.The collected data were analysed using paired samples t test and ANCOVA. Whenever, the ‘F’ ratio for adjusted post-test was found to be significant, Scheffe’s post hoc test was applied. The level of confidence was fixed at 0.05 level.The findings of the study showed that there were significant improvements in the variables namely Speed, Agility and Leg explosive Power between pretest and post-test of the two experimental groups. Better improvement was found in Plyometric with functional training group. There was no significant difference in any of the selected variables between pretest and post-test of the control group.

 

Keywords:

Plyometric training, Functional Training, Speed, Agility and Leg explosive Power.

Please cite this article as:

M. Mathiyazhagan & Dr. P.J.Sebastian (2019). Effects of Plyometric With and Without Functional Training on Selected Physical Fitness Variables of Intercollegiate Male Football Players. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 6, 1(3), 10-14.