Volume : 5, Issue : 8, AUG 2019

EFFECTIVENESS OF SPRINT TRAINING VERSUS PLYOMETRIC TRAINING ON STRENGTH OF KNEE MUSCULATURE AND AGILITY IN COLLEGIATE MALE CRICKET PLAYERS

DR. A. POLAVARAM TEJA, DR. A.VISWANATH REDDY, DR. K. MADHAVI

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Cricket is a team game which place considerable demands on the physiological and neuromuscular system the muscular strength of lower limbs, agility, endurance, power, speed, etc are the important components of fitness for cricketers. Agility is the ability of the neuromuscular system to coordinate explosive changes of direction of an individual or multiple body segments in all planes of motion at variable velocities in an efficient and effective manner. Plyometrics are training techniques used by athletes in all types of sports to increase strength & explosiveness or power. Sprint running is also an explosive movement & commonly used as explosive exercise training in individuals & team sports. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the pre and post therapeutic values of strength (peak torque) of knee musculature and agility after sprint and plyometric training by using Iso kinetic analyser and Illinois agility test. METHODOLOGY: The study design is an experimental study which consists of 30 subjects with two groups namely, plyometric group and sprint group, each group consists of 15 subjects. And study duration was 6 weeks. Outcome measures are peak torque of knee muscles and Illinois agility test. RESULTS: After the analysis, the results revealed significant improvement of strength of knee muscles in both the groups (p < 0.00). The subjects of plyometric group showed significant results when compared with sprint group. CONCLUSION: By comparing the difference between mean and standard deviation in both the groups, plyometric group has significant improvement of strength of knee musculature and agility than the sprint group.

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PLYOMETRIC TRAINING, SPRINT TRAINING, ISO KINETIC ANALYSER, PEAK TORQUE, ILLINOIS AGILITY TEST, STRENGTH , QUADRICEPS , HAMSTRINGS.

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