Document Type

Conference Proceeding



Format of Original

4 p.

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International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Source Publication

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

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This study examined the differences in and the reliability of time to stabilization (TTS) of several plyometric exercises. Twenty six men performed a variety of plyometric exercises representing a continuum of intensities of landing instability, including line hops, cone hops, squat jumps, tuck jumps, countermovement jumps, dumbbell countermovement jumps, and single leg countermovement jumps on a force platform. A repeated measures ANOVA with Bonferroni post hoc corrections was used to evaluate the differences in TTS between plyometric exercises. Practitioners who use plyometrics to train dynamic stability and balance should create programs that progress the intensity of the exercises based on the results of this study. This study also demonstrates that TTS reliability is fair to excellent for a variety of jumping conditions.


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