POWER-JUMPING-WATER


POWER – JUMPING – WATER


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THE EFFECT OF AQUATIC & LAND PLYOMETRIC TRAINING ON THE VERTICAL JUMP AND DOMS


METHODS
– vertical jump (VJ) and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
– 24 male soccer players aged 16-18 yrs (16.53 ± 0.5 yrs) in 3 groups:
(1) aquatic plyometric training (APT) (n = 8; age: 16.4 ± 0.4 years; body mass: 68.3 ± 7.54 kg; height: 179.75 ± 8.13 cm)
(2) land plyometric training (LPT) (n = 8; age: 16.5 ± 0.5 years; body mass: 68.2 ± 7.8 kg; height: 177.0 ± 7.4 cm)
(3) control (n = 8; age: 16.7 ± 0.6 yrs; body mass: 61.2 ± 6.5 kg; ht: 171.43 ± 5.75 cm), not performing any jump program
– An identical training program was applied for 6 weeks, totaling 944 jumps
– The VJ was evaluated on a leap jump platform and the Visual Analogue Scale measured the change in DOMS perception
RESULTS
There was a significant increase in the VJ height in both experimental groups (LPT and APT)
A significant reduction in DOMS perception was verified for the APT group in comparison with the LPT group between the first and last week of training
The foot contact time significantly decreased in the APT group from pre- to post-test
Significant improvements were observed in the flight time and jump speed from pre- to post-test in both LPT and APT groups
CONCLUSIONS
– APT can increase the VJ height and reduce DOMS perception in soccer players


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