Author: Dr. Aranga Panbilnathan 1& Dr. K. Palanisamy 2

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doi no.: 05-2016-44975451, DOI Link ::

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  1. Director of Physical Education, Government Arts and Science College, Vanur, Thiruchitrambalam Kootroad – 605111. Email:
  2. Director of Physical Education, Government Arts College for men, Nandanam, Chennai – 600035. Email:

To achieve the purpose of the study, forty-five men native Kabaddi players were selected as subjects. The age, height, and weight of the subjects ranged from 16 to 18 years, 1.63 to 1.76meters and50 to 65 kilograms respectively. The subjects selected were randomly assigned into three equal groups of Fifteen subjects each. Group I (P.T) underwent plyometric training, group II (CPW) underwent plyometric training combined with weight training and group III (CG) acted as a control. The independent variable in the present study was Plyometric training (PT), Plyometric training Combined with Weight Training (CPW). The dependent variable in the present study was Moving Toe touch performance. Based on the pilot study the training schedule for plyometric training and combined plyometric training with weight training with 1rm respectively. The experimental groups underwent their respective training program 3 days for a week for twelve weeks in addition to their regular lifestyle activities. Group–II involved on plyometric training (P.T), Intensity starting from low to high at 60-foot contact to at 110-foot contact with 10 to 14 repetitions and 2 to 3 sets followed from the first week to twelve weeks. the data collected from the three groups prior to and post experimentation on selected dependent variables were statistically analyzed to find out the significant difference if any, by applying analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Since three groups were involved, whenever the obtained ‘F’ ratio for adjusted post-test means was found to be significant, the Scheffe’s test was applied as a post hoc test to determine the paired mean differences. In all the cases level of confidence was fixed at 0.05 for significance. The plyometric training combined with weight training was good enough to develop the Moving Toe touch skill performance.

Keywords: Plyometric training, weight training, Kabaddi Players, Toe touch performance.


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