Plyometric Training vs. Weight Training and the Effect on Participants One-Hundred Meter Dash Time

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Participants:
The participants involved in our study will undergo a quantitative research design. This design is perfect for our research project. The quantitative approach allows for observational research while gaining valuable statistical information. The statistical information gathered from the quantitative approach will allow for the appropriate correlations to be seen and monitored in our study, it will also allow for the study to have validation, and reliability. The research design will make any evidence gathered very hard to dispute; as a result we feel that the quantitative approach is the only way to conduct this study.
To begin the selection of the participants we will recruit the three fastest high school sprinters on Men
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There will be 18 participants in total, fifty percent will be male and fifty percent will be female. The track athletes range in age from sixteen to eighteen years old (33% are 16 years old, 17% are 17 years old, 50% are 18 years old) with an average age of 17.2 years. All the participants must range from sophomore to senior status in high school. Each participant will receive a random assignment to either the control or experimental groups. The control group will undergo the traditional weight training regimen, and the experimental group will undergo the plyometric training regimen. Also we will provide a greater breakdown by logging the statistical information of each ethnic group involved.

Measures:
The first independent variable is a plyometric training regimen. The plyometric training regimen will last for six weeks which allows for adequate time to see change in the athlete’s athletic power, or sprint time in the one hundred meter dash (Turner, 2003). The second independent variable is a traditional weight training regimen. Weight training sessions will stimulate the improvement of muscle strength. The stimulation of muscle strength may result in a direct correlation to the improvement of each participant one hundred meter dash time (Mosby’s 2009). The traditional weight training regimen will last six weeks also. The only dependent variable in the study will be
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