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Effect of Specific Physical Fitness Programme on Lower Body Explosive Power of Male Cricketers

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Physical Education, Devi Ahilya Vishva Vidhyalaya, Indore, INDIA
  • 2School of Physical Education, Devi Ahilya Vishva Vidhyalaya, Indore, INDIA

Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 3, Issue (7), Pages 1-3, July,23 (2015)

Abstract

The study was planned to investigate the effect of selected fitness training program on explosive power of lower body in male cricket players. To conduct the study, 40 male cricket players (Ave. age 18.03 yrs) from Christian Eminent Cricket Academy in Indore (M.P) were selected as sample. Selected subjects were then divided into two groups i.e. Experiment Group and Normal Control Group with equal number of subjects assigned randomly in each group. The subjects of experimental group received three weeks specific physical fitness training program while subjects grouped into control group did not receive such programme apart from their routine exercise. To assess lower body explosive power, vertical jump test protocol of Logan et al. was chosen. The vertical jump test scores were assessed before and after the completion of study period for both the groups i.e. experimental and control group. Results indicate that lower body explosive power of male cricket players belonging to experimental group has improved significantly as compared to their counterparts belonging to control group. Therefore it may be concluded that specific physical fitness training program of certain duration is beneficial for improving the lower body explosive power of male cricket players.

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