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2015, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Part B

Effects of selected static stretching exercises on Sargent jump performance in volley ball players


Author(s): Padam Dev Singh

Abstract:
Introduction: The importance of fitness through the medium of physical activity and sports can hardly be under estimated in the modern times, especially when the life style is changing fast as a consequence of pursuit of materialistic. Empirical scientific evidence advocates that one of the key to achieve these ideals is exercise. In sports like volleyball, football, basketball athletes always used many techniques to improve their Sargent jumping ability as the role of Sargent jump in these sports is very important. Of these techniques stretching is one of the common techniques used by athletes. Stretching is commonly accepted as an important component in reducing the potential for injury during physical activity and sports as an important component of overall physical fitness. Stretching is also thought to improve recovery and may enhance athletic performance, especially in Sargent jump ability.
Methodology: Fifty subjects were taken for the present experiment. All the subjects had played Volleyball upto District level and above. The subjects were divided into two groups namely, Experimental Group (N=25) and Control Group (N=25) Experimental group was given selected stretching exercises thrice a week for nine weeks. Each subject was put through a static stretching regimen of ten muscle groups viz. the gluteus, hamstring, adductors, quadriceps, calf, tibials anterior, gluteal region, posterior thigh region, medial thigh region, and lateral thigh region. Significance of difference between pre-test and post-test was obtained by Applying t-test.
Result: There was a statistical significant difference between experimental group and controlled group. The two comparisons that were most relative to this study showed a great statistical significance that there is a negative effect on Sargent jump performance when passive static stretching is applied.


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How to cite this article:
Padam Dev Singh. Effects of selected static stretching exercises on Sargent jump performance in volley ball players. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2015;1(3):95-97.

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