Faculty of Sport and Physical Education
University of Novi Sad, Serbia
The aim of this paper is to establish the effects of an experimental treatment, so called
Russian complex on explosive leg power of the basketball players belonging to the
experimental group. Explosive leg power was measured on the sample consisting of 40
basketball players from the Serbian league: 20 basketball players from the experimental group
and 20 from the control group, all aged between 16 and 18. The experimental group was the
subject of the experimental treatment, so called Russian complex, which included gym
exercises and took place twice a week during the period of ten weeks. The results of the
univariate analysis of covariance indicated that the experimental programme led to a
statistically significant improvement of all three motor variables used for the evaluation of
explosive leg power (Sargent Jump Test, Standing Triple Jump and Standing Jump) in the
experimental group of examinees, in comparison to the control group.
Keywords: Russian complex, explosive leg power, training effects, basketball players.
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Submitted April 15, 2012
Accepted June 15, 2012