Dr. M. Angelrobert
Abstract: IMPACTS OF TWELVE WEEKS RESISTANCE TRAINING AND SPRINTING AFTER RESISTANCE TRAINING ON MAXIMUM SPEED MAXIMUM LEG POWER AND ELASTIC LEG STRENGTH OF BASKETBALL PLAYERS DR. M. ANGELROBERT This study was designed to determine impacts of twelve weeks resistance training and sprinting after resistance on maximum speed maximum leg power and elastic leg strength of male basketball players. To achieve the purpose of the study forty five basketball players were selected affiliated colleges from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Their age ranged between 19and 25 years. The subjects were divided into three equal groups. The group I was considered as resistance training group (RTG n=15) group II was considered as sprinting after resistance training group (SARTG n=15) and group III was considered as control group (CG n=15). Basketball players were assessed before and after12 weeks training period on maximum speed, maximum leg power and elastic leg strength, maximum speed was measured by 40 meters test, maximum leg power was measured by 1Rm squat test and elastic leg strength was measured by 25m hop test. The data statistically analyzed witht ratio to find out significant improvement of pre test and post test of each variables and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to determine whether difference existed between groups in the changes in each variables from the baseline to the post test at 0.05 level of confidence. The results reveal that the 12 weeks resistance training and sprinting after resistance training programme significantly improved the maximum speed, maximum leg power and elastic leg strength of basketball players, Resistance training group performed better maximum leg power compared with SARTG and sprinting after resistance training performed maximum speed and leg elastic strength better than 12 weeks RT.
Keywords: : Resistance, Resistance with Sprint, Maximum speed, maximum leg power and Elastic leg strength