Beach Volleyball Ups Your Indoor Game
Lots of volleyball players take their game outside during warmer weather. What’s the impact on their indoor game? A study published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness investigates the effect 12 weeks of beach volleyball can have on indoor hard court players.
Researchers evaluated 11 indoor volleyball players before and after 12 weeks of beach volleyball training and competition. The strength and muscular endurance of knee extensors was higher after beach volleyball and countermovement jump height improved. These performance improvements did transfer to hard court play.