Development Of Strength And Power Through Plyometric And Resistance Training In Rugby Players

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Sumaira Hanif , Aqsa Shamim Ahmed , Shahzaman Khan , Aqsa Ijaz , Mufeez Alam , Muhammad Farhan Tabassum


The goal of this research was providing a technique for enhancing female rugby players' strength and power by employing the plyometric and resistance training. The training by these two methods enhanced the performance of the rugby athletes. Resistance training and plyometrics training combined improves the athlete’s higher rate of force and endurance development and rapid speed movements also improved long contractions. This experimental research was conducted to examine the effects of plyometric and resistance training on muscular strength and power development of Rugby players. Female Rugby players (n=40) participated in the study. Simple random sampling was used. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 23. Paired Sample T-Test was applied to examine the pre-test and post-test height of vertical jumps of female rugby players before and after training. Paired sample T-test analysis was also conducted to examine the difference in weightlifting of female rugby players before and after intervention. The results indicated that after the intervention a noticeable difference was observed in the height of vertical jumps significant difference before training (M=9.13; SD=1.24) after training (M=12.93; SD= 1.36) significant difference between weightlifting before training (M=22.35; SD=3.64) after training (M=26.90; SD= 4.16). This approach was thought to be beneficial in assessing rugby players' strength and power. Consequently, it is recommended that plyometric training and resistance training are significant and beneficial for improving the athlete’s muscular strength and his muscular power development.

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