COMPARISON OF BATTLE ROPE EXERCISE AND UPPER BODY PLYOMETRICS ON UPPER BODY POWER
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 1509-1514
AbstractUpper body power holds significant influence on performances of various sports. The battling rope exercises achieved the highest peak and mean VO2, highest energy expenditure and highest exercise heart rate when compared to the other exercises8. Plyometric exercise has evidence of improvement in isokinetic shoulder power, throwing velocity, serve velocity in hand ball and tennis players7. These exercises can have a great impact in athletics and power gaining fitness programs which can help people get a better result in their performance. Though we have various implements to gain upper body power, still it remains as a question, which one is better on improving the upper body power and hence new tools like battle rope exercise and upper body Plyometrics is yet to be explored further. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of battle rope exercise and upper body Plyometrics in upper body power with help of medicine ball explosive power test. Procedure: An Experimental study was conducted on 30 subjects with 15 in Battle Rope (BR) BR Group and 15 in Upper Body Plyometrics (UBP) BR Group all were subjected to medicine ball explosive power test at the end of 4 weeks. Statistical Analysis: Mean and Standard deviation are calculated. Paired t-test and Unpaired t-test is used for testing statistical significance. Result: From the statistical analysis, both groups showed extremely satisfied statistical significance between their pre and post-exercise values (p<0.0001). Also, there is a significant difference in post-exercise values of both groups (p<0.01) which denotes that BR group values are higher than the UBP group values. Conclusion: Thus, the study concludes that the Battle Rope Exercise is more effective in improving the upper body power than the Upper Body Plyometrics.
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