Effects of weighted rope jump training on power performance tests in collegians


The purpose of this investigation was to determine the efficacy of weighted jump ropes as an alternative to core plyometric exercises in developing explosive-reactive power and anaerobic capacity. Thirty-six university students served as subjects for the study and were divided into three groups. Group 1 received the weighted rope jumping regime. Group 2 underwent a traditional form of training: Maximal vertical jumps. Group 3, the control group, participated only in stretching exercises. Subjects participated in the exercise program three times a week for 10 weeks. The effects of these exercise programs on subjects' performance on the 50-yard dash, the Sargent jump, the Wingate ergometer test, bench press, and leg press were explored. Results indicated that Group 1 made significant improvements between all pre- and posttreatment measures except the 50-yard dash and Wingate peak power test at the 0.01 level of significance. However, the pre- to posttreatment assessments for the other two groups showed no improvement at the 0.01 level of significance. These findings suggest that weighted rope jumping is a viable alternative to high impact plyometric exercises. © 1993 National Strength and Conditioning Association.



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Plyometrics, Power, Rope jumping, Wingate test

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Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research