HomeIAMURE International Journal of Educationvol. 3 no. 1 (2013)

Effects of a Six-Week Compound Training (CT) on the Performance of Fundamental Skills in Basketball

Jennifer G. Inovero | Jeffrey C. Pagaduan



Compound training (CT) is the administration of sport-specific training and resistance training in separate training days. This study investigated the effects of a combined six-week resistance training and upper body plyometric program performed along with sport specific training in the performance of fundamental skills in basketball. Fourteen (N= 14) female physical education students (age: 17.6 ± 0.63 years; height: 156.8 ± 5.1 cm) were divided randomly into two groups: the experimental group (EG; n=7) performed a combined six-week strength and plyometric training twice a week for six weeks and two hours of skills training a week and the control group (CG; n=7) performed two hours of skills training a week. Pre-test and post-test weight, height, grip strength, vertical jump and upper body strength (1Repetition Maximum) measures were gathered. The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) basketball skills test was administered to the subjects. A two-way repeated measures ANOVA revealed a non-significant interaction effect of intervention and test time in all the variables of the study. A six-week compound training posted no significant difference on the physical and performance variables of female physical education students in a beginners’ class in basketball compared to sport-specific training.