Effect of plyometric training with and without mental practices on selected agility and anaerobic power variables of long jumpers
Raju Gude, PPS Paul Kumar
The study was formulated as a true random group design consisting of a pre-test and post test. The subjects (N=60) were randomly assigned to three equal groups of twenty long jumpers. The groups were designed as experimental group I – plyometric training with mental practice group, plyometric training without mental practice group and control group (CG) respectively. Pre test was conducted for all the 60 subjects on selected motor fitness, physiological variables and performance of long jumpers. The experimental groups participated in respective training for a period of twelve weeks. The control group did not participate in any of the training programme. The post test was conducted on the above said dependent variables after a period of 12 weeks for all the three groups. The difference between initial and final scores on selected variables was considered as the effect of respective training and the difference was statistically analysed using ANCOVA.