Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Relative effect of resistance training and plyometric training programme on physical fitness variable among Pondicherry athletes
Author(s): Dr. R Rajaram
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of resistance training and plyometric training on physical fitness variable among Pondicherry athletes. To achieve this purpose, 45 male athletes studying in various colleges in the Pondicherry state, India were selected as subjects during the academic year 2012-13. The age of the subjects were ranged from 18 to 25 years. The subjects were further classified at random into three equal groups of 15 subjects each. Group - I underwent resistance training for three days per week for twelve weeks, Group II underwent plyometric training for three days per week for twelve weeks and group - III acted as control, however they performed their regular practice. The selected criterion variable strength endurance was assessed before and after the training period. The collected data were statistically analysed by using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). From the results of the study it was found that there was a significant improvement on strength endurance among the resistance training group when compared with the plyometric training and control group.