THE EFFECTS OF NEUROMUSCULAR TRAINING ON COUNTER-MOVEMENT JUMP PERFORMANCE IN HEALTHY YOUNG STUDENTS

  • Yen-Ting Wang
  • Yu-Tien Tsai
  • Alex J.Y. Lee
Keywords: vertical jump, core strength training, plyometric training

Abstract

Neuromuscular training (NT) programs are effective for improving measures of performance and used by athletes in all types of sports to increase sports performance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of NT on arm counter-movement jump (CMJ) performance in healthy young students. Thirteen healthy collegiate female students volunteered and underwent a series of NT exercise. The NT was performed for 50 minutes three times per week, for six weeks. Paired t-tests were used to analyze the differences in each parameter before and after training. The arm CMJ in explosive power, flight time, and jump height was statistically improved in post-training compared to pretraining. It is concluded that six weeks NT can improve the arm CMJ performance in young female students.
Published
2014-10-03