The Influence of Ballistic Exercises on Growth, Somatomedin Hormones for Soccer Players


  • Wael Ramadan Department of Sports Training, Faculty of Physical Education, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
  • Ahmed Elsayed Department of Sports Training, Faculty of Physical Education, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
  • Mariam Abu Alim Department of Sports Biomechanics, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
  • Ellie Abdi Center of Pedagogy, Montclair State University, Montclair, USA
  • Medhat Kasem Abdel Razek Department of Physical Education, Umm Al Qura University, Mecca, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



Growth hormone, Somatomedin hormone, Ballistic training, Muscular ability


BACKGROUND: The sequence of exercise-induced hormonal changes demonstrates the quantification of training and competition loads and developing a sport-specific conditioning program.

AIM: The present study investigates the impact of ballistic exercises on biochemical variables and the muscular ability of soccer players.

METHODS: Participants were assigned randomly to two groups, including ten participants in each group, and underwent a pre- post-intervention test, including growth hormone, somatomedin hormone, triple jump, and wide jump.

RESULTS: The experimental group showed a significant increase in Growth by 43.56%, somatomedin by 6.99%, Triple jumps by 18.65%, and Wide jump by 15.68% compared to the control group.

CONCLUSION: In conclusion, ballistic exercises improved growth and somatomedin hormone, triple jump, and wide jump and thus enhancing biochemical variables and muscular ability.


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Ramadan W, Elsayed A, Alim MA, Abdi E, Razek MKA. The Influence of Ballistic Exercises on Growth, Somatomedin Hormones for Soccer Players. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 23 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];10(A):1023-7. Available from:



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