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ERIC Number: EJ1158494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1091-367X
Reliability of Metrics Associated with a Counter-Movement Jump Performed on a Force Plate
Lombard, Wayne; Reid, Sorrel; Pearson, Keagan; Lambert, Michael
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v21 n4 p235-243 2017
The counter-movement jump is a consequence of maximal force, rate of force developed, and neuromuscular coordination. Thus, the counter-movement jump has been used to monitor various training adaptations. However, the smallest detectable difference of counter-movement jump metrics has yet to be established. The objective of the present study was to measure the reliability of counter-movement jump metrics, including rate of force development, flight time, time to max force, and max force. Twenty-nine male participants (mean age 25 ± 3 years) were divided into three groups. Each participant performed five counter-movement jumps on a force plate, on three consecutive days. Flight time detected trivial changes, (effect size < 0.2) and typical error of measurement of 0.25%; max force detected small changes (effect size < 0.5) with a typical error of measurement of 0.3%; rate of force development detected small to medium change (effect size 0.5--0.8) with a typical error of measurement of 0.3%.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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