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The Effect of Six Weeks of Specific Volleyball Training and Plyometric Exercises on the Physical Performance of Female Volleyball Players

Considering the needs of athletes to further improve some of the factors of physical preparation that are more applicable in their sports field and also the lack of use of some training methods in special conditions, such as injury and overweight, knowing the effects of different training methods on the factors of physical preparation Effective in the prevention of sports injuries, where balance is at the top, is one of the prerequisites for designing training programs, among which plyometric exercises can be mentioned. The purpose of doing this type of exercise is to increase the physical fitness and performance of the athletes. The general purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of six weeks of specific volleyball training and plyometric exercises on the physical performance of female volleyball players. Therefore, for this purpose, 24 female volleyball players participated in this research as subjects, and after homogenization, they were randomly divided into two experimental and control groups. In the next step, their height and weight were measured and then the records of the specified variables were evaluated through the prescribed tests. Then, the training program in the experimental group for 6 weeks, 3 sessions per week, carried out the selected program of specific volleyball exercises and plyometric exercises, and the control group was not affected by the training interventions and performed their routine volleyball exercises. Data analysis using independent and correlated t-tests showed that 6 weeks of specific volleyball training and plyometric exercises have significant positive effects on research variables, including explosive power, speed, agility and volleyball performance test. The results of this research showed that performing combined volleyball and plyometric exercises has a significant increase in explosive power, agility, speed, balance and coordination (volleyball specific test) and improves the physical performance of volleyball girls.

Plyometric Exercises, Volleyball, Physical Fitness, Cardiovascular Fitness

Tala Haj Mohammadreza, Farshad Ghazalian. (2023). The Effect of Six Weeks of Specific Volleyball Training and Plyometric Exercises on the Physical Performance of Female Volleyball Players. International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education, 8(3), 22-31.

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