Recent Experimental Investigation on the Effectiveness of Complex Training for Intermediate Football Players

Authors

  • Naveen Raj A
  • Kamalakannan M
  • Anitha A
  • Ramana K

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/8rcwsf74

Keywords:

experimental, randomized controlled trial, agility, and football performance

Abstract

Background: The training methods utilized in football play a crucial role in improving player performance.
Complex training, which combines strength and conditioning exercises with sport-specific movements, has shown
promise in enhancing athletic performance. However, previous studies investigating the effectiveness of complex
training for football players have been limited by small sample sizes, warranting further investigation.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to rigorously examine the effectiveness of complex training for intermediate
football players.
Materials and Methods: A randomized controlled trial design was implemented, enlisting a total of 120
intermediate-level football players who were randomly assigned to either a complex training group (n=60) and a
conventional group (n=60). The complex training group engaged in a 6 week complex training program, while the
conventional group adhered to a conventional training. Pre and post-test were conducted to evaluate performance
measures.
Results: The findings demonstrated statistically significant improvements in the complex training group compared
to the conventional group across all performance measures. The complex training group exhibited substantial
enhancements in agility (pre: M=8.21, SD=1.05; post: M=9.43, SD=1.08; p<0.001), speed (pre: M=5.76, SD=0.68;
post: M=6.12, SD=0.59; p<0.05), power (pre: M=225.68, SD=34.27; post: M=258.94, SD=30.91; p<0.01), and kicking
accuracy (pre: M=73.41%, SD=5.86; post: M=81.52%, SD=6.21; p<0.001), indicating superior performance in the
experimental group.
Conclusion: This study provides robust evidence supporting the effectiveness of complex training in enhancing
various aspects of performance among intermediate football players, enabling them to improve agility, speed,
power, and kicking accuracy.

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Author Biographies

  • Naveen Raj A

    Postgraduate Student, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy,SIMATS, Chennai, TamilNadu, India

  • Kamalakannan M

    Associate Professor,Saveetha College of Physiotherapy,SIMATS, Chennai, TamilNadu, India

  • Anitha A

    Associate Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy,SIMATS, Chennai, TamilNadu, India

  • Ramana K

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy,SIMATS, Chennai, TamilNadu, India

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Recent Experimental Investigation on the Effectiveness of Complex Training for Intermediate Football Players. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 237-242. https://doi.org/10.37506/8rcwsf74