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5 p.

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University of Uludag

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Journal of Sports Science & Medicine

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PubMed Central: PMCID 3963241


The effectiveness of plyometric training is well supported by research. Complex training has gained popularity as a training strategy combining weight training and plyometric training. Anecdotal reports recommend training in this fashion in order to improve muscular power and athletic performance. Recently, several studies have examined complex training. Despite the fact that questions remain about the potential effectiveness and implementation of this type of training, results of recent studies are useful in guiding practitioners in the development and implementation of complex training programs. In some cases, research suggests that complex training has an acute ergogenic effect on upper body power and the results of acute and chronic complex training include improved jumping performance. Improved performance may require three to four minutes rest between the weight training and plyometrics sets and the use of heavy weight training loads.


Published version. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, Vol. 1, No. 2 (June 2002): 42-46. Publisher Link. © 2002 University of Uludag (Turkey). Used with permission.

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