The influence of lower limb plyometric and resistance training on the stiffness of achilles and patellar tendons in recreational athletes

Kaur, Khushpal Brar and Bhardwaj, Pavak and Prabu, Raja G (2021) The influence of lower limb plyometric and resistance training on the stiffness of achilles and patellar tendons in recreational athletes. Biomedical Human Kinetics, 13 (1). pp. 56-62. ISSN 2080-2234

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Abstract

Study aim: This study aimed to investigate the influence of combined plyometric and resistance training of lower limbs when administered for a shorter duration of six weeks on the stiffness of Achilles and patellar tendons as well as the jump height. Materials and methods: Twenty recreational athletes were administered six weeks of a single session of lower limb resistance training and one session of plyometric training every week for a total duration of six weeks. Tendon stiffness was measured using MyotonPro, and vertical jump height was derived from the force plate at baseline and six weeks after the intervention. Results: There was a statistically significant difference (p < 0.01) between the baseline and post-training measures of patellar and Achilles tendons stiffness as well as the squat jump (SJ) and countermovement jump (CMJ) height. Conclusion: Both resistance and plyometric training may be incorporated into the training session as combined training showed significant improvements in jump height and tendon stiffness after six weeks of combined RT and PT.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Weight training; Jump height;Jump training; stretch-shortening cycle; vertical jump performance.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2021 10:33
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2021 10:33
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157277

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