College of Education

Date of Award

Winter 12-1988

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Physical Education

First Advisor

Lois A. Hale, Ph.D.


This study investigated performance outcomes of vertical and horizontal jump tests after specific horizontal and vertical plyometric training. There were forty-six subjects with an average age of 113 months. Sixteen females and thirty males were randomly assigned to one of four plyometric treatment groups. Group I performed continuous horizontal bounds. Group II performed a combination of continuous horizontal and vertical bounds. Group III executed continuous vertical bounds, and Group IV was the control group and they did not receive any training. The duration of the training sessions was six-weeks. Each subject was pretested and post-tested on vertical and horizontal jumping ability. The results of the study indicated that no significant training benefits were found in any of the training groups.



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