Effect Of Agility and Eccentric Training On Athletic Performance In Basketball Players – A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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  • Limson S Thomas MPT, Swathi B Poojary MPT , Dr. Saumya Srivastava MPT, PhD

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https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2023.14.S01.171

Abstract

Introduction: Unlike other major sports, basketball requires highly distinct movements that aid in differentiating the risk factors and mechanisms of injury. Agility has got more crucial in the modern sports team as a result of the game has evolved and has turned faster than before. Being correlated with body stability, speed, and rapidity, agility in the sports world has become a multifactorial parameter. The stress on the muscle can be higher than the stress the muscle itself can produce during eccentric contraction which will result in a controlled stretching. Eccentric and concentric components can be developed through strength training programs.

Aim: To compare the effect of combined agility training and eccentric exercise with conventional exercise on basketball athletic performance testing such as vertical jump, 30- meter sprint testing, and agility T-test

Materials and Methods: The study design is a single-blinded randomized controlled trial involving a total of 36 participants of Basketball players. Participants are randomized into 18 subjects in interventional group A (Agility and Eccentric training program) and 18 subjects in control group B (Conventional basketball training) for a 4-week training period. Outcomes are measured using the Agility T-test, 30-meter sprint test, vertical jump test.

Results: Group A Showed greater improvement in the vertical jump, agility T-test, and 30-meter sprint score. That is combined agility and eccentric hamstring training has a greater statistical difference with a p-value <0.001

Conclusion: The study concluded the combined effect of agility training and eccentric hamstring training in college-level basketball players will improve athletic performance.

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— Updated on 2023-02-01

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Effect Of Agility and Eccentric Training On Athletic Performance In Basketball Players – A Randomized Controlled Trial. (2023). Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 1260-1268. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2023.14.S01.171