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-season period, handball training emphasizes the development of physical fitness, whereas the in-season period is aimed at maintaining aerobic and anaerobic capacity and improvement of tactical and technical skills. As a result, one of the aims of pre-season training is to improve jumping ability, repeated sprint ability (RSA) and aerobic endurance.
It is common practice to include plyometric exercises in a regular training programme to increase strength and explosiveness ( Chelly et al., 2014 ) or RSA ( Chtara et al., 2017 ). Plyometric exercises involve rapid stretching
Designing strength training programs for power enhancement has been a constant challenge among practitioners. In the recent decade, complex training (CT) has been receiving a notable attention as one of the interventions for improving power ( Carter and Greenwood, 2014 ; Ebben, 2002 ; Lesinski et al., 2014 ). CT is a strength training scheme that integrates resistance training and high-velocity/plyometric training in a single session. One variation of CT is performed by completing all the sets of a resistance exercise followed by a series of
Hubert Makaruk, Tomasz Sacewicz, Adam Czaplicki and Jerzy Sadowski
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Artur Struzik, Grzegorz Juras, Bogdan Pietraszewski and Andrzej Rokita
Basketball is a sport dominated by “explosive” movements such as rapid cuts and stops, sudden accelerations, change of directions or jumps. Therefore, effective performance requires an adequate level of lower limb power ( Alemdaroğlu, 2012 ; Litkowycz et al., 2010 ) of which improvement is possible through the application of plyometric training based mainly on jumping exercises ( Bobbert, 1990 ; Litkowycz et al., 2010 ; Pietraszewski and Struzik, 2013 ; Young et al., 1999 ).
The basic drill of plyometric training aimed at improving lower
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players seems to be essential, especially in female players, for whom less research is available ( Datson et al., 2014 ). Plyometric training in female athletes may improve single and repeated explosive actions, although its interaction with other factors that may mediate adaptations to power, speed and endurance performances, such as dietary supplements ( Ramírez-Campillo et al., 2016 ), is unclear.
A popular dietary supplement among athletes is beta-alanine, a non-proteinogenic amino acid produced endogenously in the liver and acquired mainly through the consumption
Maamer Slimani, Karim Chamari, Bianca Miarka, Fabricio B. Del Vecchio and Foued Chéour
A vertical jump, sprint performance and agility tests are commonly used within research and applied settings to investigate the effects of plyometric training on physical fitness of team sport athletes ( Chamari et al., 2004 ; Chaouachi et al., 2009 ; Khlifa et al., 2010 ; Ramirez-Campillo et al., 2014 , 2015ab ). However, effective contextual improvement with plyometric training requires knowledge about the intervention and the kind of athletes targeted ( Markovic et al., 2007 ). Moreover, the requirement to produce an accurate training
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