Effects of plyometric training on grass surface and concrete surface on jumping performance among volleyball athletes

Mohamad Hariff Ramlan, Patricia Pawa Pitil, Wan Juliana Emeih Wahed

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of 4 weeks plyometric training on grass surface group and concrete surface on jumping performance among volleyball athletes. The vertical jump was evaluated in two types of jump; squat jump (SJ) and countermovement jump (CMJ). The result of this study indicates that the 4 weeks intervention showed a significant improvement in post test on SJ and CMJ (p < 0.05) for both grass surface and concrete surface. However, in comparing the grass surface and concrete surface, there was no significant difference (p > 0.05). These findings suggest that plyometric training on different surfaces may be associated with similar training-induced effects on the neuromuscular factors which are related to the efficiency of the stretch-shortening cycle.


Keywords


Plyometric, types of surface, volleyball athletes, jumping performance

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15282/mohe.v7i2.236