The effects of plyometric training on power and flexibility in male futsal players of Hormozgan university
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University of Hormozgan
Introduction: Plyometric Trainineg develops muscle strength, maximum power, speed and explosive anaerobic power. Furthermore, strength and muscle power gains promoted by plyometric training seem to be similar to those promoted by resistance training. However, without the need for sophisticated and expensive equipment. Making plyometric training an interesting alternative for professional and amateur teams with a low financial investment for those that appropriate training center often is unavailable. The purpose of this research was to verify the effects of plyometric training on flexibility and muscle power output in female futsal players of Hormozgan university.
Methodology: For this aim twenty four male futsal players with age (20.75 ± 2.35 years) and height ( 172.75 ± 4.79 cm ) and body mass ( 61.46 ± 4.98 kg ) equally and randomly divided into control and experimental groups were submitted to a horizontal jump and sit-and-reach flexibility test, at baseline and one day after the last training session. Both groups retained their training routines while only the experimental group participated in an additional 25 minutes of plyometric training 2 times a week over 4 weeks.
Results: The experimental group showed higher values of flexibility and muscle power after the intervention in comparison with the baseline and control group. These results showed that plyometric training may be effective in increasing flexibility and muscle power in young male futsal players.
Discussion: Thus, it may suggest that plyometric training can be increase in muscle strength and power and flexibility may reduce the likelihood of injury.Furthermore, it has been considered a risk factor for lower limb injuries in sports.