Effect of Concentric Versus Eccentric Hamstring Strength Training in Improving Anaerobic Strength among Football Players

Pandian Sankara Kumaran
2012 International Journal of Scientific Research  
Objective: Football sports involves bouts of sprinting strength in hamstring strength in hamstring muscle as it is important component in improving performance which can be applied to football sport. The purpose of this study is to know the effectiveness of concentric or eccentric hamstring strength training exercise (isotonic) in improving anaerobic strength among football players. Design and setting: A pretest and post test experimental comparative study. The subjects were used to examine the
more » ... used to examine the differences in concentric exercise and eccentric exercise with hamstring curl apparatus for duration of 6 weeks in 12 sessions each. Subjects: Thirty subjects of male football players at recreational level were divided into two groups .A concentric exercise group and eccentric exercise group given training in isotonic with hamstring curl exercise apparatus and training was given with duration of 6 weeks for 12 sessions .The procedure was done in Physiotherapy Department at college of physiotherapy, Saveetha university. Outcome Measurement: 40 yards dash test was done for evaluating anaerobic strength is used to compare pre-test and post-test values of both groups. Results: Statistical analysis shows significant difference in pre and post test score done by both the groups. Conclusion: The results of the study indicate that group B which received eccentric training had significant effects in improving anaerobic performance.
doi:10.15373/22778179/aug2013/128 fatcat:gb6x24fbqjbsxdjyo7y7mu3rxu