The effects of a 6-week plyometric training on agility performance in silat olahraga

Dahlia Al-Syurgawi


The purpose of this study was to determine if six weeks of plyometric training can improve an athlete’s agility performance in silat olahraga. Protocol: Thirty-four (n=34) silat olahraga athletes (mean age 14 ± 3.22 years old), mean weights (42 ± 10.89 kg), mean heights (148 ± 8.79 cm) were selected as a subject for this study. All subjects were randomly divided into two groups (control and experimental group). Seventeen athletes (n=17) in experimental group performed conventional silat workout routine and plyometric training for 6-week for 2 sessions per week in 45 min to 1 hour while the control group (n=17) only performed conventional silat workout routine. All subjects participated in hexagon agility test. The subjects were required to attend the pre-test on a week before the intervention for pre-test session, mid-test on the third week of the intervention training, and post-test session on the end of intervention week. Repeated measure mixed between-within ANOVA was utilized to analyze the results. Results: End of the 6-week intervention, results revealed, agility performance were statistically changed across the times (p<0.05) in the experimental group. The plyometric training group had a quicker time and reduced time on the ground across the time for the hexagon agility test. The results of this study proved that plyometric training could be an effective training technique to improve the agility performance among silat olahraga athletes. 


Training, plyometric, silat olahraga, combat sports

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