Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Language

eng

Format of Original

4 p.

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Source Publication

Proceedings of the XXVIII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Source ISSN

1999-4168

Abstract

This study assessed the kinetic characteristics of a variety of plyometric exercises and assessed gender differences therein. Twenty-six men and 23 women performed a variety of plyometric exercises including line hops, 15.24 cm cone hops, squat jumps, tuck jumps, countermovement jumps, loaded countermovement jumps equal to 30% of 1 RM squat, depth jumps normalized to the subjects jump height, and single leg jumps. All plyometric exercises were performed on a force platform. Outcome variables associated with the takeoff, airborne, and landing phase of each plyometric were assessed including the peak ground reaction force during takeoff, time to takeoff, jump height, peak power, peak ground reaction force during landing, and landing rate of force development. A number of differences were found between plyometric exercises.

Comments

Published version. Published as part of the proceedings of the conference, XXVIII International Congress on Biomechanics in Sports, 2010. Permalink. © International Society of Biomechanics in Sports 2010. Used with permission.

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