Review of Literature on Plyometric Training |
Mani Azhagu (2001) conducted a study on the effects ofvaried intensities and frequencies of Plyometric training on speed, stridestrength, stride frequency and anaerobic power among university mensprinters. To achieve the purpose of thestudy, 40 men students were selected at random from St. Joseph College Trichybelonging to the age group of 18 to 21 years. They were divided into 4 equalgroups of 10 subjects each and assigned to experimental group I (80 percentintensity with 3 days frequency) experimental group II (80 percent intensitywith 3 days frequency), experimental group III (70 percent intensity with 5days frequency with 5 days frequency) and experimental group IV (70 percentintensity with 3 days frequency) relatively. Analysis of covariance and Scheffe’s post hoc test were used to test thesignificant mean differences among the experimental groups. It was found that 80 percent intensity with 5days frequency of Plyometric training would significantly improve the selecteddependent variables, such as, speed, stride length, stride frequency andanaerobic power greater than 80 percent intensity with 3 days frequency and 10percent intensity with 3 days frequency of Plyometric training among universitymen sprinters. This study reveals thathigh intensity contribute to the improvement of speed, stride length, stridefrequency and anaerobic power among university men sprinters.