Aquatic training offers efficiency, comfort, safety, and training at any level of intensity. Aquatic plyometric training can provide comparable training gains with reduced risk of injury, coaches and strength specialists would have a more viable training option for conditioning that would enhance performance while reducing the risk of injury. And decrease joint compression forces via the benefits of buoyancy.
Design: Randomly divided into three equal groups. Independent variables were the training program (Aquatic plyometric, plyometric and control group). The two dependent variables were speed and long jump performance.
Subjects: Ninety subjects were randomly selected from Alagappa Govt Arts College, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, the subject’s age was ranged between 18-25 years only.
Measurements: Each participant completed a pre-test and post-test protocol for speed and long jump. Speed was measured by using 50mts run test. The measurement was recorded in seconds. Jumping performance was measured by Long jump test. The measurement was recorded in meters.
Results: Plyometric training group and aquatic plyometric training group significantly improved speed of the college students when it was compared to control group. In this study the Aquatic plyometric training was improved better then the compared plyometric training group on speed. Plyometric training group and aquatic plyometric training group significantly improved long jump of the college students compared to control group. However there was significant improvement between the Plyometric training group and aquatic plyometric training group on the long jump performance.
Conclusion: The implications of this study are that aquatics plyometric may be as good or better for improving speed and long jump performance as a land plyometric training.