Effect of plyometric and resistance training on speed among collegiate level cricket players
Author(s): Robin VM
Abstract: The study aimed at to find out the effect of plyometric and resistance training on speed among collegiate level cricket players. The study was conducted in 24 participants who have been divided into two groups contained 12 members each. One group followed a plyometric training and the other with resistance training session. The training period lasted for 8 weeks and 24 sessions have successfully completed. The duration of the session was 45-75 minutes. Pre-test and post tests have conducted before and after the training period respectively. 40 meters run was the tool to measure speed. Paired t-test has been administered in resistance training group and plyometric training group to identify the difference between pre-training and post-training. Two sample t-test was the statistical tool used to find out the difference between plyometric training and resistance training effect. Result shows that both training methods could produce a significant change in speed performance (Table 1 and Table 2) but plyometric training method improved speed than resistance training method (Table 3). The level of significance kept at 0.05 level.