Effects of Ballistic Six Exercises and Theraband Exercises on Physical Performance in Badminton Players: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Keywords:Badminton Players, Plyometric exercise, Thera-band exercise, Physical performance
Background – Badminton is one of the most active recreational sport played in India. Different training
programs have become common to boost the athletic performance and advantages. Some of them are
plyometric workouts, gyms, free body weight exercises and resistance exercises. Ballistic Six training is
given to strengthen the muscles of the rotator cuff with overhead throwing activity to prevent injury to the
shoulder whereas therabands with a combination of physical strength and warm-up movements are done for
Objective – To compare the effects of Ballistic Six exercises and thera-band exercises on strength, agility,
speed and function in badminton players.
Method - 40 participants aged between 18 – 25 years, playing on regular basis will be targeted in this study.
Players will be split randomly into groups A (plyometric group) and B (thera-band group). All the training
sessions will be initiated after a 10 minutes of warm up session. Protocol given will be twice a week for 8
weeks. Main outcomes will be Seated Medicine Ball Throw for shoulder strength, Closed Kinetic Chain
Upper Extremity Stability Test for agility, Plate Tapping Test for speed and Kerlan – Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Shoulder & Elbow Score questionnaire will be used to assess the shoulder function. All assessments will be
done at baseline and at the end of 8 - weeks training session. Follow – up will be taken at end of 6 – month.
Results – This study aims to compare effectiveness of two strengthening protocols, that is, Ballistic Six
exercise and Thera-band exercises, in young badminton players. Results of this study will depend on
outcome measures that are shoulder strength, agility, speed and function.
Conclusion – To conclude, this research may help badminton players to enhance their performance through
the better exercise protocol.
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