This study aims to examine the effects of an 8-week plyometric training program on certain physical parameters in wrestlers. Nineteen athletes, who have been involved in wrestling and have not experienced neurological, auditory-visual disorders, or severe injuries to the upper or lower extremities within the last year, participated in the study. The athletes were divided into experimental (n=10) and control (n=9). The experimental group underwent approximately 60 minutes of plyometric training, including warm-up exercises, three times a week for eight weeks, guided by their coach. Measurements taken in the study include the athletes' height, body weight, and body composition, Wingate anaerobic power test, and back strength measurements. Data was analyzed using the SPSS 25 statistical package. The Wilcoxon Test was used for intra-group pre-test and post-test comparisons, and the significance level was set at p<0.05. In the VKK values, a significant decrease was observed between the pre-test and post-test in the experimental group, while the control group saw a significant increase (p<0.05). Similarly, in the VYY values, the experimental group displayed a significant decrease between the pre-test and post-test, while the control group showed a significant increase (p<0.05). No statistically significant difference was found between the pre-test and post-test in both groups (p<0.05) for the PPW and AP values. In the right and left claw strength values, a statistically significant difference was observed between the pre-test and post-test in the experimental group but not in the control group (p<0.05). In back strength values, no significant difference was observed between the pre-test and post-test in both groups. The lack of a significant difference between the pre-test and post-test in both groups indicates a focus on lower extremity exercises. In conclusion, the results demonstrate that plyometric training improves physical attributes, especially strength.
Wrestling, Plyometric training, Physical fitness.