ERIC Number: EJ699345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-1
Reference Count: 24
The Landing Phase of a Jump Strategies to Minimize Injuries
Bressel, Eadric; Cronin, John
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v76 n2 p30 Feb 2005
Most people probably do not remember being coached to jump, or--more important--to land. Research on landing concentrates on the impact forces associated with landing, the consequential effect on the legs, and the subsequent injury potential. There is an abundance of literature on how to create stronger and more powerful muscles, which may be common knowledge among coaches. However, knowledge about the impact forces of landing is much less common. Landing is the focus of this article. The first section of this article discusses the forces involved with landing and the associated potential injuries. It is necessary to understand the nature of these forces in order to devise strategies to minimize injuries, which occupies the bulk of this article. Most of the examples given relate to volleyball and basketball, because these sports include a great number of jump-landing sequences and are played by many people throughout the world.
Descriptors: Team Sports, Motion, Physical Activities, Injuries, Prevention, Athletes, Training Methods, Stress Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United States