Comparison of the Effect of Two Types of Plyometric and Traband Resistance Training on Physical Performance of Young Volleyball Players

Poster Presentation
Paper ID : 1429-12THCONG
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1M.Sc. Student of Sport Physiology, Physical Activity and Health, Shahed University of Tehran
2Assistant Professor, Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department, Faculty of Humanities, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
Understanding the physical and physiological characteristics of each sport is one of the determinants and effective factors in athletes performance. Different exercise methods can have different effects on physical performance of athletes.
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of plyometrics and traband training programs on the physical performance of volleyball players.
The statistical population of this study was young volleyball players of Shahid Bagheri Sports Complex in Tehran, with a sample of 30 people that their ages range from 18 to 25 years. They were selected through purposive sampling. They were randomly divided into two groups: plyometric training (n = 15) and traband resistance training (n = 15). Exercises were performed 3 sessions per week for 8 weeks. Before each training session for 10-15 minutes, warm-up was performed and cooling movements were performed at the end of each session for 10 minutes. Physical performance including vertical jump, spike jump, agility, displacement velocity (9 and 18 m), and volleyball repetitive effort test performance were measured using specific tests before and 48 hours after the last training session. Data were analyzed using Shapiro Wilk test, independent t-test, and t-test at significant level (P <0.05).
The results showed that both training methods can increase vertical jump, spike jump, agility, speed (9 and 18 m) and volleyball repetitive effort test (ideal time, real time, ideal jump and real jump) in Volleyball players (P <0.05). There was no significant difference between the two groups in any of the indices (P <0.05).
Conclusion: It can be concluded that volleyball players can use both plyometrics and traband exercise programs to improve their physical performance.