Effect of Leg Resistance Exercises Training Programme on The Jumping Ability of Male Basketball Players
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Educational Journal of Sports Sciences
The study investigated the effect of leg resistance exercises on the jumping ability of male basketball players. The participants were ten apparently healthy males of Church Missionary Society Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos. Their ages ranged from 14-17 years. They were randomly assigned into experimental and control groups. Data were collected on the leg resistance exercises (vertical jump) test. One hypothesis was tested at 0.05, level of significance. Mean, Standard deviation and Analysis of covariance were used to analyse the data. There was increase in the mean vertical jumping ability of the participants in the experimental group after the intervention programme. The mean increased from 2.73±0.09m at the pretest to 2.83±0.12m at the posttest, showing an increase mean difference of O.lrn between pretest and posttest values. The control group means values for pretest and posttest remained constant, 2.50±0.30m. The difference observed in the jumping ability of the participants in the experimental and control groups was insignificant, (F, 7=4.053, P > 0.05). It was concluded that leg resistance exercises increases jumping ability of the participants in the experimental group. It was recommended that basketball players should participate in high intensity leg resistance exercises (20-30) minutes, three times in a week, to promote muscular strength and power of the participants legs.
Basketball players, , Vertical jump test, , Jumping ability, , Resistance exercises. , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Esan, J.A. (2016). Effect of Leg Resistance Exercises Training Programme on The Jumping Ability of Male Basketball Players. Educational Journal of Sports Sciences. 5.1-6