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Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2016 Jan;11(1):102-7. doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2015-0058. Epub 2015 May 26.

The Effects of Frontal- and Sagittal-Plane Plyometrics on Change-of-Direction Speed and Power in Adolescent Female Basketball Players.

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Dept of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Abstract

Plyometrics is a popular training modality for basketball players to improve power and change-of-direction speed. Most plyometric training has used sagittal-plane exercises, but improvements in change-of-direction speed have been greater in multi-direction programs.

PURPOSE:

To determine the benefits of a 6-wk frontal-plane plyometric (FPP) training program compared with a 6-wk sagittal-plane plyometric (SPP) training program with regard to power and change-of-direction speed.

METHODS:

Fourteen female varsity high school basketball players participated in the study. Multiple 2 × 2 repeated-measures ANOVAs were used to determine differences for the FPP and SPP groups from preintervention to postintervention on 4 tests of power and 2 tests of change-of-direction speed.

RESULTS:

There was a group main effect for time in all 6 tests. There was a significant group × time interaction effect in 3 of the 6 tests. The SPP improved performance of the countermovement vertical jump more than the FPP, whereas the FPP improved performance of the lateral hop (left) and lateral-shuffle test (left) more than the SPP. The standing long jump, lateral hop (right), and lateral-shuffle test (right) did not show a significant interaction effect.

CONCLUSIONS:

These results suggest that basketball players should incorporate plyometric training in all planes to improve power and change-of-direction speed.

PMID:
26023808
DOI:
10.1123/ijspp.2015-0058
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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