A COMPARISON OF UNILATERAL AND BILATERAL PLYOMETRIC STRENGTH TRAINING ON SPRINT AND JUMP PERFORMANCE ON FEMALE COLLEGIATE ATHLETES
A. Hesse, C. Book, P. Roback, E. Voldal, N. Peterson, & S. Crouser
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
There is a lack of consensus concerning whether unilateral or bilateral strength and plyometric training has a greater transference to power sport performance. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if unilateral or bilateral strength and plyometric training yielded greater improvement in vertical jumps and in sprinting time. Methods: 12 female collegiate volleyball (n = 8), soccer (n = 3), and ultimate Frisbee (n = 1) athletes (age = 19.3 years ± .8, height = 173 cm ± 6, weight = 66.6 kg ± 7.4 kg) were included in the study. Soccer athletes trained two times per week under a unilateral or a bilateral training protocol with strength and plyometric training. Ultimate Frisbee and volleyball (n =8) players trained three times per week for 8 weeks under a unilateral or a bilateral training protocol with strength training only. Muscular power was assessed using a 30-meter fly sprint test and a unilateral and bilateral countermovement vertical jump test measured by a Vertec.
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Hesse, A; Book, C; Roback, P; Voldal, E; Peterson, N; and Crouser, S
"A COMPARISON OF UNILATERAL AND BILATERAL PLYOMETRIC STRENGTH TRAINING ON SPRINT AND JUMP PERFORMANCE ON FEMALE COLLEGIATE ATHLETES,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 12:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol12/iss1/8