THE EFFECTS OF PLYOMETRIC TRAINING ON KNEE JOINT ANGLE-TORQUE RELATIONSHIP IN ELITE HANDBALL PLAYERS

Goktug Sanli, Selda Uzun, Yasar Tatar, Zeliha Cakir, Nejla Gercek, Nusret Ramazanoglu

Abstract


The aim of this study was to examine the effects of 8 weeks plyometric training program on knee joint angle-toque relationship in elite handball players. A total of 7 male handball players (Age: 22.0 * 4.5 years; Weight: 95.7k12.7; Height: 187.4k4.4 cm) participated in the study. Concentric isokinetic peak torque, angle of peak torque and average power was assessed for the knee extensors and flexors at 1 80°*s-I before and after training program. No significant difference was found at the angle of peak toque values between pre- and post-test (p > 0.05). However difference was detected in peak torque and average power values of knee extensors (p < 0.05). It is concluded that plyometric training is not an effective training modality to alter knee joint angle-toque relationship in elite handball players.

Keywords


plyometric training; handball; knee joint; angle of peak toque; power

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ISSN 1999-4168