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Effects of Aerobic and Plyometric Exercises Training on Physical Fitness and Related Physiological Variables of Ambo Secondary School Male Teachers, Oromia, Ethiopia

Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness and similarly plyometric training is broadly used to improve physical performance in many sports activities involving sprinting, jumping and change of direction ability. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of aerobic and plyometric exercises on physical fitness and related physiological variables of Ambo secondary school male teachers of Ethiopia. Twenty two (n=22) male teachers were selected as the subject of the study based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Aerobic and plyometric exercise training program for 12-weeks were arranged for the subjects. Pre-post training program tests were conducted on the dependent variables. After coded and tabulated the tested data, the results were analyzed using descriptive statistics and paired sample t-test to find the significant difference between mean and ±SD values of the participants of the study. The analyzed data on time duration for 30m speed and Illinois agility testes were improved with average mean difference of 0.92sec and 1.3 with (p<0.000), the numbers one minute push up test was improved by 6.17 (p<0.000), the height of VJ test the results is improved by 5.96cm, SBJ distance test improved by 1.82m (p<0.000). On the related physiological variables the Vo2max test results were improved by7.50ml/kg/min mean differences were observed, the RHR result were improved with 5.95bpm, lastly the SBP and DBP were decreased by 8.32 and 5mmHg respectively. It was concluded that 12- week combined aerobic and plyometric exercise significantly improve aerobic and plyometric tests variables of selected for this particular study.

Aerobic Exercise, Plyometric, Physical Fitness, Physiological Variable

Haile Iticha Bulti, Kebeda Dugasa. (2023). Effects of Aerobic and Plyometric Exercises Training on Physical Fitness and Related Physiological Variables of Ambo Secondary School Male Teachers, Oromia, Ethiopia. International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education, 8(4), 42-47.

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