International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 12, Part J (2016)
Effect of plyometric and circuit training programme on explosive strength of male basketball players of Punjab
Hardeep Kaur Saini
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of plyometric and circuit training programme on explosive strength. For this study, one hundred twenty (120) male basketball players were selected from Punjab, age ranging between 12 to 16 years. These players were divided into two groups: Experimental Group (n=60) and Control Group (n=60). The Explosive strength was measured before and after a six-week training period. The players of Experimental group were trained for six days per week on alternative days (Plyometric Training on Monday, Wednesday and Friday whereas Circuit Training on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday), whereas Control Group did not participate in any training activity. The Explosive Strength was measured through standing broad jump. Mean and Standard Deviation of the standing broad jump were calculated. However, the Experimental Group showed a sign of improvement in standing broad jump that was significantly greater than Control Group. It was analysed through statistical procedure by using ‘t-test'. Result of this study showed significant difference between Experimental and Control Groups in pre-test and post-test for dependent measurements (p<0.05).
How to cite this article:
Hardeep Kaur Saini. Effect of plyometric and circuit training programme on explosive strength of male basketball players of Punjab. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(12): 636-640.