DOSE RESPONSE OF PLYOMETRIC TRAINING ON AGILITY IN CRICKET PLAYERS

Authors

  • Dr. Danish Latif PhD Scholar University of Karachi, Karachi
  • Dr. Muhammad Faheem Afzal Assistant Professor, PSRD College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Lahore
  • Dr. Rameela Jabbar Physical Therapist Physiotherapy Department Emaan Hopsital, Islamabad
  • Dr. Adeela Arif Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy Riphah International University, Lahore
  • Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Tariq Assistant Professor Physical Therapy Department Riphah International University, Islamabad
  • Dr. Anam Aftab Assistant Professor, University of Sialkot

Keywords:

Agility , athletes, cricket player, athletic performance, plyometric training, vertical jump

Abstract

Aims of Study: From last one decade, advancements in formats of cricket demand agility in the players so that they can play in better way without injury. The aim of this study was to determine which dose of plyometric training is effective to enhance agility in cricket players.

Methodology: Randomized Controlled Trial was registered in US clinical Trial registry (NCT04350385). 40 cricket players were recruited in study, out of which n=20 players were placed in experimental group and n=20 players were in control group. Assessments were taken as baseline and after third week and on sixth week through Illinois Agility Run test, T test and Vertical jump test. Data analysis was done through SPSS version 23. Independent t test was used for between group analysis and paired t test for within group.

Results: Group comparison through T-agility and Illinois test shows significant effect in experimental group (p>0.009). Post intervention Mean±SD of vertical jump test in experimental group was 31.90±2.55 with significant effect (p=0.001).

Limitation and Future Implications: This study can be done on both genders. Players can improve their performance by working on plyometric training and agility.

Originality: This was original work and never published before.

Conclusion: It is concluded from this study that plyometric training is effective in improving agility of the cricket players. Players can improve their performance by working on plyometric training and agility.

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Published

2023-07-04

How to Cite

Latif, D. D., Afzal, D. M. F., Jabbar, D. R., Arif, D. A. ., Tariq, D. M. I. ., & Aftab, D. A. (2023). DOSE RESPONSE OF PLYOMETRIC TRAINING ON AGILITY IN CRICKET PLAYERS. Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation, 12(2), 124–129. Retrieved from http://ojs.zu.edu.pk/ojs/index.php/pjr/article/view/1612

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