Background: The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of Eccentric Calf Muscle Training for the Improvement of Performance in Long Jump.
Methodology: For achieve this purpose 20 female Physical Education students were selected from Holly-Cross H. S. School, Raipur there age ranged 16 to 18 between years. In this study students were instructed to do eccentric exercises 2 times daily, 7 days/week, for 12 weeks. In this way the eccentric calf muscle loading was gradually increased. If very high weights were needed, the subjects were told to use a weight machine. This eccentric calf muscle training was developed by Hakan Alfredson, Tom Pietilä, Per Jonsson and Ronny Lorentzon from Sports Medicine Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of Northern Sweden, Sweden.
Results: The statistical findings of the study showed that there was significant differences was found, when the Heavy - Load Eccentric Calf Muscle Training was experienced. Due to this eccentric training, muscles are able to create more for less work, which has special meaning in the realms of high performance sports, both for optimal performance training and injury prevention. For athletes and sports enthusiasts, this eccentric model can help with explosive force training in order to improve the performance, and trains the body to use the kinetic force driven by Heavy - Load eccentric training more efficiently.
Conclusion: The present study showed that the eccentric calf muscle training program were significantly improved the performance after 12 weeks.
Cite this article:
Bharati Rajak. Eccentric Calf Muscle Training For the Improvement of Performance in Long Jump. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences 2(1): Jan. –Mar., 2014; Page 15-17.