The effect plyometric training with active-passive recovery for 8 weeks on performance physical abilities male judo athletes

Keywords: plyometric training program, active-passive recovery, performance physical ability


Background and Study Aim. Judo is a popular sport with dynamic characteristics and requires high physical abilities to achieve achievement. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of plyometric exercises with active-passive recovery for eight weeks to improve the physical ability of male judo athletes. Material and Methods. This study used an experimental method. A total of 36 male judoka participated as samples and were randomly divided into three groups. The plyometric experimental group with active recovery (21.8±1.78 years, 1.70±0.06 m, 71.1±13.5 kg), plyometric experimental group with passive recovery (21.7±2.53 years, 1.71±0.06 m, 63.8±10.1 kg), and the control group (21.4±2.30 years, 1.72±0.05 m, 67.4±7.76 kg). The training program was conducted for eight weeks with a frequency of 3 times/week. The experimental group was treated with plyometric training after warm-up, judo training, and post-exercise active-passive recovery intervention. The control group continued regular judo training. The statistical analysis procedure used the ANOVA test to determine the difference and comparison of the pre-test and post-test mean values in the control and experimental groups with a significance level (p<0.05). Results. The results showed differences in the average value of experimental and control groups found significant to the VO2Max endurance and leg power. Meanwhile, no significant difference occurred in left and right grip strength, flexibility, and speed. Conclusions. The study concluded that plyometric training with active-passive recovery positively affects male judoka's VO2max endurance and leg power.


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Author Biographies

Candra Kurniawan, Postgraduate State University of Semarang; Postgraduate State University of Semarang; Semarang, Indonesia.
Hari Setijono, State University of Surabaya; Department of Sport Science, State University of Surabaya; Surabaya, Indonesia.
Taufiq Hidayah, State University of Semarang; Department of Sport Science, State University of Semarang; Semarang, Indonesia.
Hadi Hadi, State University of Semarang; Department of Sport Science, State University of Semarang; Semarang, Indonesia.
Sugiharto Sugiharto, State University of Semarang; Department of Sport Science, State University of Semarang; Semarang, Indonesia.


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Kurniawan C, Setijono H, Hidayah T, Hadi H, Sugiharto S. The effect plyometric training with active-passive recovery for 8 weeks on performance physical abilities male judo athletes. Pedagogy of Physical Culture and Sports. 2021;25(6):361-6.