Research of Jumping Ability and Explosive Power Based on Plyometric Training

  • Xiaocheng Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 206)


Jumping ability and explosive power are crucial to basketball players. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a four week plyometric training on basketball players’ jumping ability and explosiveness. The testing aspects include single-leg and two-leg vertical jump height, 40-m dash, 10-m dash, as well as the anaerobic power test. The participants were 17 healthy male CUBA (Chinese University Basketball Association) basketball players, aging at 18–24. All participants were tested both before and after the four week training. The outcome showed that there were big differences existing in the statistics of anaerobic power and jumping height: the anaerobic peak power reached the level of significance at (p = 0 0.02), relative power at (p = 0.046), left leg vertical jump height at (p = 0), right leg vertical jump height at (p = 0.046). These show that the four week plyometric training can improve single-leg vertical jumping ability and overall power endurance ability. However, it does not greatly improve the athletes’ sprinting ability in 40-m dash, 10-m dash as well as their two-leg vertical jumping ability.


Plyometric training CUBA Jumping ability Explosive power 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zhe jiang Medical CollegeHangzhouChina

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