Relationship between drop vertical jump heights and isokinetic measures utlizing the stretch-shortening cycle

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David H. Perrin, Former Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine how isokinetic eccentric and concentric peak torque/body weight ratios and time to peak torque values relate to drop vertical jump heights in 30 healthy subjects (12 men and 18 women, age = 22.7±2.2 yr, ht =169.6±8.0 cm, wt =67.2f11.9 kg). Drop vertical jumps were performed from a box 50 cm high. Subjects were tested isokinetically on each leg for the motions of knee extension and ankle plantar flexion. Eccentric and concentric peak torque (PT)/body weight ratios along with time (s) to eccentric and concentric peak torque were extracted from the Kin Com II computer. A stepwise multiple regression analysis was conducted to determine the relationship between the eight predictor variables and drop vertical jump height. Knee extension concentric PT/body weight ratio was the most significant predictor of drop vertical jump height, accounting for 23% of-the variance. This finding suggests that the stretch-shortening cycle can be simulated using isokinetic strength measurements and that drop vertical jump height can be attributed in part to concentric knee extension strength.

Additional Information

Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 6:175-179
Language: English
Date: 1997
Eccentric, Concentric, Peak torque, Time to peak torque, Plyometric

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