The Effect of a Period of Plyometric Training on the Levels of Homocysteine and BDNF in Active Men

Document Type : Research Paper


1 MSc of Exercise Physiology, Islamic Azad University, Sari Branch, Iran.

2 PhD Student of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran.

3 Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran.


The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of 4 weeks training on alterations of serum BDNF and homocysteine and correlation between them in active men.In this semi- Experimental study, Fourteen healthy male students randomly divided into two groups: control and training.The training group performed 4 weeks of selected plyometric training in 2 or 3 sets with 6 or 12 repetitions. BDNF and homocysteine levels was measured before and after period of training. Independent t-test was used to examine differences between groups, and paired sample t-test was utilized to examine differences within groups, and finally Pearson's correlation coefficient was used to determine the relationship between variables. Differences were considered to be significant when p