Increasing vertical jump : a comparison between two training programs

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Show simple item record Timmons, Scott Alan en_US 2011-06-03T19:38:04Z 2011-06-03T19:38:04Z 1996 en_US 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1996 .T56 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to compare the relative impact of two established jump training programs on increasing vertical jump ability. Twenty-four male high school basketball players were randomly assigned to two groups. Each group participated in a jump training program using either plyometrics or heavy rope jump routines. The players were tested prior to and after a six-week, 18 day period.A standard test for vertical jump was used. The test had two trials measuring vertical jump ability. The test required the subjects to stand at attention with their dominant arm stretched up the wall. The height their arm reached was then measured. The subjects were then instructed to crouch down and explode up as high as possible. The height their arm reached during the jump was measured and the procedure was repeated. The difference between the standing height and the jumping height was the final score. The best score of the two trials was then recorded.The subjects were randomly assigned to group A) Heavy Rope, or B) Plyometric training program with 12 subjects in each group. Both groups were split into six pairs with each pair starting on a different exercise. Two sets of 30 seconds were performed at each exercise with a rest period of 30 seconds as the partners took turns. Each pair would rotate until all six exercises were performed. There were a total of 18 days of training with each group meeting three times a week for the entire six weeks. Prior to the start of each day's activities, each group participated in rigorous stretching and flexibility exercises along with a minimal amount of form running techniques.Data was analyzed using a statistical analysis of variance (ANOVA). The analysis showed there was no significant difference between the pre-test and post-test scores and there was no significant difference between plyometric and heavy rope jump programs. Therefore, the hypothesis can be rejected. This data is not in agreement with previous findings. Reasons for these findings may be due to the long distance running that was part of the conditioning program. Other possible factors leading to these results may be due to the duration of the training program. It would be interesting to repeat this study using a larger sample size, longer duration of training time, using only the jump routines with no distance runs, and using a smaller unit of measurement to calculate the jump heights. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent vi, 33 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title Increasing vertical jump : a comparison between two training programs en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
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