Strength & Conditioning

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The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the respective effects of traditional, dynamic, and plyometric warm-ups on non-athlete college students’ performance of the countermovement jump (CMJ). Forty-seven male non-athlete college students were respectively allocated to three separate groups: the traditional warm-up group (TG), dynamic warm-up group (DG), and the plyometric warm-up group (PG). The DG and PG showed statistically significant improvements in push-off, force, and power (p<0.001) when compared to the TG. No statistically significant differences were observed in jump height, flight time and velocity, and the effect sizes were small. The findings of this study showed that dynamic and plyometric warm-up protocols could influence CMJ performance among non-athlete college students.