Effects of three combinations of plyometric and weight training programs on selected physical fitness test items

Percept Mot Skills. 1983 Jun;56(3):919-22. doi: 10.2466/pms.1983.56.3.919.


To determine the effects of prescribed training programs on 5 physical fitness test items, each of 50 high school boys participated for 10 wk. in one of three programs (wrestling, softball, and plyometrics; weight training; and weight training and plyometrics). (a) On the sit-ups, 40-yd. dash, vertical jump, and pull-ups, each group improved significantly from pre- to posttest. (b) On the shuttle run, none of the groups improved significantly from pre- to posttest. (c) On the vertical jump, groups had a significant effect, but the interaction was nonsignificant. No effects were significant.

MeSH terms

  • Baseball
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Education and Training / methods*
  • Physical Fitness*
  • Sports Medicine*
  • Sports*
  • Weight Lifting*
  • Wrestling