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Effectiveness of 6 Weeks Plyometric Training on Agility Among University Male Students.

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04993937
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 6, 2021
Last Update Posted : August 6, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Riphah International University

Brief Summary:
Plyometrics is a kind of exercise training that focuses on increasing muscular power by varying the pace and force of various motions. Plyometrics training can help you enhance your physical performance and ability to do a variety of tasks. Pushups, throwing, sprinting, leaping, and kicking are just a few examples of plyometric activities. Plyometrics are commonly used by athletes, although these routines may be done by anybody. Plyometrics are used by people in physical therapy after an accident or injury to get back into form and physical function. Speed, explosive power, coordination, and particular sports skills may all be improved with agility training. Agility training routines can benefit players of all levels, from high school to professional sports teams. Include these drills in your training regimen a few times a week to improve your foot speed and sports technique.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sports Physical Therapy Other: Intervention Other: Control Group Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The ability of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems to generate force at a specific velocity, in a particular direction, appears to be critical for many sports that involve sprinting, jumping and throwing. In light of the above, plyometric training can be used to enhance the ability of skeletal muscle to exert maximal force in as short a time as possible. Plyometric training typically includes various unilateral and bilateral jumps, hops and bounds with coaches often prescribing these in a multidirectional fashion to reflect the unpredictable nature of field and court sports. The rationale of this approach is founded on the well-accepted principle that adaptations to vertically (VPT) and horizontally orientated PT will transfer better to athletic tasks that are carried out in the same direction as they are performed. Plyometric consists of a rapid stretching of a muscle (eccentric action) immediately followed by a concentric or shortening action of the same muscle and connective tissue, the stored elastic energy within the muscle is used to produce more force than can be provided by a concentric action alone. Though aerobic capacity is important during a soccer game high-intensity single-bout efforts also play an important role for physical performance. in this sense, aside from endurance activity, female soccer players must also perform numerous explosive action including jumping, kicking, accelerating, decelerating and changing of direction, with most of these preceding goal opportunities in competitive leagues. specifically, the straight sprint (45%) followed by vertical jumps (16%) have shown to be the two most frequent actions in goal situations during professional soccer matches. Studies also suggest that changes in motor performance skills resulting from the performance of combined resistance training and plyometric training are greater than with either type of training alone. Six weeks of combined resistance training and plyometric training would lead to greater improvements in fitness performance in healthy boys than resistance training and static stretching. Plyometric training has been proposed for the development of explosive power performance and specifically for the improvement of vertical jump ability. he main finding of this study was the improvement of either vertical- and horizontal jump performance in basketball players as a consequence of a multipurpose plyometric training intervention.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 42 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effectiveness of 6 Weeks Plyometric Training on Agility Among University Male Students.
Actual Study Start Date : March 1, 2021
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2021
Actual Study Completion Date : July 10, 2021

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Control group
Control group will follow their daily routine activities.
Other: Control Group
Control group will follow their daily routine activities and may involve in any other exercise program rather than plyometric exercises.

Experimental: Experimental group
Interventional group will receive 6 weeks of plyometric training and receive training for week and three sessions in a week.
Other: Intervention
Interventional group will receive 6 weeks of plyometric training and receive training for week and three sessions in a week.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. T test [ Time Frame: 6th day ]
    In T test players have to run 40 yards and time will be noted in seconds. Rating starts from >11.5 seconds (poor) to <9.5 seconds (excellent).

  2. Illinois agility test [ Time Frame: 6th day ]
    Player have to run about 60 meters and time will be noted in seconds with rating poor >18.8 seconds and excellent <15.9 seconds.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Students will be selected that have spent at least one year
  • BMI (18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2)
  • Only male students will be included

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Students undergone surgery or had accident within last 6 months.
  • Should not involve in any plyometric technique before and at the time of study
  • Students involved in any other exercise plan
  • Not willing students

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04993937

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University of Lahore, Chenab Campus
Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan, 50700
Sponsors and Collaborators
Riphah International University
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Principal Investigator: Danish Latif, MSPT-SPT Riphah International University

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Responsible Party: Riphah International University Identifier: NCT04993937    
Other Study ID Numbers: REC/00925 Nadeem Asghar
First Posted: August 6, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 6, 2021
Last Verified: August 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Riphah International University:
T test,
Ilinois agility test,
Plyometric training