A Comparison of the Effects of Six Weeks of Plyometric and Resistance-Power Training on the Performance of Wrestlers in the SJFT Test


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Faculty of Science, Qom University of Technology, Qom, Iran


Achieving an appropriate training method to enhance athletic performance is a significant goal for coaches in various sports. The aim of this research was to compare the effects of two training methods, plyometric and resistance-power training, on the performance of young wrestlers in the SJFT test. Twenty-four young wrestlers (mean age 15.2 ± 3.19 years) were divided into two equal groups: plyometric training and resistance-power training. The training sessions were conducted three times a week for six weeks. The SJFT test was administered to all participants before and 48 hours after the training period. Data were analyzed using independent and paired t-tests (p < 0.05). The results showed that both plyometric (p = 0.001) and resistance-power training (p = 0.001) significantly improved the wrestlers' performance in the SJFT test. No significant difference was observed in the post-test performance records between the two training methods (p = 0.320). In conclusion, both plyometric and resistance-power training can have positive effects on improving the anaerobic performance of wrestlers.


Volume 5, Issue 3
October 2023
Pages 171-175
  • Receive Date: 06 March 2023
  • Revise Date: 16 June 2023
  • Accept Date: 15 July 2023