ONE-LEG PLYOMETRIC TRAINING IS BETTER THAN TWO-LEG TRAINING FOR A VERTICAL JUMP
Delcore, G., Mathieu, W., Salazar, W., & Hernandez, J. (1998). Comparison between one-leg and two-leg plyometric training on vertical jump performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 30(5), Supplement abstract 615.
Elite female volleyball players were assigned to a control group (N = 6), a one-leg plyometric training group (N = 6), and a two-leg plyometric training group (N = 5). Jump training (4 x 12 jumps) was performed three times per week for eight weeks.
Both groups undergoing plyometric training improved in a variety of parameters involved with vertical jumping however, the single-leg trained group was significantly better on all measures than the two-leg group.
Implication. One-leg plyometric training is better than two-leg training for increasing vertical jump factors in female volleyball players.
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