Effect of 8-week weight training program on rope skipping performance of continuous double under

Ching Yan KUNG

Research output: Other contributionHonours Projects (HP)

Abstract

Background: Rope skipping is an aerobic sport, one of the tricks called double under has been used by many athletes because of the endurance characteristics. As weight training could improve in endurance sports, it may also be effective in double under. Purpose: This study was to examine the effect of an 8-week weight training program on rope skipping performance in double under in secondary school students. Methods: Forty secondary school students were recruited in the study and be divided into two groups: an experimental group (EXP) (n=20) and a control group (CON) (n=20). Both groups continued their normal training, while the EXP attended two additional weight training sessions per week for 8 weeks. The program included using the phase of fundamental endurance (1 - 3 weeks), functional endurance I (4 - 6 weeks), and functional endurance II (7 - 8 weeks) by using the barbell. All participants were examined in pre-test and post-test using rope skipping continuous double under test (DUT), push-ups test (PUT), sit-ups test (SUT), and repeated squat test (RST). Results: Compared with the pre-test, there were significant improvements in post-test in EXP. Including DUT (EXP: 71.9 ± 29.2 vs. 104.9 ± 30.1, p = 0.029) (CON: 76.55 ± 32.51 vs. 81.9 ± 32.29, p = 0.120), PUT (EXP: 35.9 ± 7.4 vs. 43.6 ± 6.3, p = 0.029) (CON: 35.55 ± 6.57 vs. 38.80 ± 5.64, p = 0.08), SUT (EXP: 28.7 ± 8.6 vs. 45.1 ± 8.4, p = 0.001) (CON: 31.90 ± 8.97 vs. 35.00 ± 9.56, p = 0.198), and RST (EXP: 36.9 ± 5.2 vs. 44.9 ± 5.3, p = 0.00) (CON: 34.75 ± 5.50 vs. 36.9 ± 5.12, p = 0.001). Conclusion: These results show that an 8-week weight training program may improve performance of continuous double under and muscular endurance in secondary students.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Rope skipping
  • Weight training
  • Endurance
  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Physical Education) (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B062
  • Course code: PES4903

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