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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 158-161

Effect of combined resistance and plyometric training program on explosive strength in indian taekwondo players


Department of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India

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Avinash Kumar Boyat
Department of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.215922

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Introduction: Sport Taekwondo was developed in the 1950s and may have a somewhat different focus, especially in terms of its emphasis on speed and competition (as in Olympic sparring). Explosive strength is a combination of strength and speed. It can be defined as the ability to overcome a resistance with high speed. In Taekwondo and many other games, the ability to generate maximum strength in shortest time period has been considered as essential to obtain high sports performance level. Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to observe the effects of a combined training program (weight training and plyometrics) on explosive strength development in adolescents, Taekwondo players. Methodology: Twenty Taekwondo national level players (experimental group, n = 10 and control group, n = 10) aged 18–21 years volunteered to take part in this study. The experimental group underwent resistance training program, followed by plyometrics training program 3 days in a week for 6 weeks. The participants were assessed before and after 6 weeks of training program for upper and lower extremities explosive strength. Results: The results of the present study support the use of combined resistance and plyometric training program to improve the upper and lower body explosive strength level in Indian Taekwondo players. Conclusion: The study shows the use of combined resistance and plyometric training program can improve the upper and lower body explosive strength level in Indian Taekwondo players


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