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Effect of Eight Weeks Plyometric Training on Agility of University Level Handball Players | Original Article

Shailesh Kumar Singh*, Biswajit Basumatary, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of 8-week plyometric training on agility of university level handball players. 32 male university level handball players of LNIPE,NERC Guwahati (Assam), aged 18 to 23 years were selected as subjects. For the study the pretest- posttest randomized groups Experimental design was adopted. The experimental treatment was given to the subjects through the plyometric exercises i.e. Squat Jump, Split Jump (lounges), Vertical Depth Jump, Jump up, Box Jump March, Lateral Jump (Single leg), Lateral Jump over the cone (Double leg), three days a week for 8 weeks of 45 minutes per session from 5 p.m. to 545 p.m. The pre-test and post-test data were collected before administering the training and immediately after the completion of the training programme by using AAHPERD shuttle run test to measure the Agility. To analyze the collected data ANCOVA statistical technique was employed and the level of significant was observed at 0.05 level. On the basis of the statistical technique it was conclude that there was significant improvement of agility due to the training of selected plyotmetric exercises.