THE TIME COURSE OF RECOVERY FROM A MESOCYCLE OF PERIODIZED PLYOMETRIC TRAINING

  • W. Ebben
  • M. Fauth
  • T. VanderZanden
  • E. Petushek
  • C. Feldmann
Keywords: jump training, stretch shortening cycle, taper, rest, fatigue

Abstract

This study evaluated the effectiveness of a mesocycle of periodized plyometric training and the influence of the duration of the post training recovery period. All subjects’ countermovement jump height, peak power, and body mass were assessed with a force platform prior to and 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 days after training. Jump height was 25.0% greater (p ≤ 0.05) after training with no difference (p > 0.05) between the recovery periods of 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 days. Peak power was 11.6 to 14.3 % greater (p ≤ 0.001) after training for the training group with no difference (p > 0.05) between recovery periods of 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 days. Periodized plyometric programs with decreasing volume and increasing intensity improve jump performance without a need for a post training recovery period.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities