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ERIC Number: EJ938760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1091-367X
Vertical Jump and Leg Power Norms for Young Adults
Patterson, David D.; Peterson, D. Fred
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v8 n1 p33-41 2004
Medical students and their spouses (N = 724) served as participants to create norm-referenced vertical jump values for active, healthy people ages 21-30. All tests were conducted and measured by the same individual during a campus fitness evaluation using a Vertec[TM] apparatus. Jump height was measured to the nearest 0.5 in. Mean jump height was similar throughout this age range within each gender. Mean jump scores, for men were 21-25 years = 22.2 plus or minus 3.5; 26-30 years = 21.9 plus or minus 3.3; and for women were 21-25 years = 14.1 plus or minus 2.5; 26-30 years = 14.0 plus or minus 2.4. From jump data, power and peak power were calculated. In this group of active individuals in their 20s, no decline in vertical jump success or power output was found between 21-25 and 26-30 year old groups. A table of norm-referenced values, based on percentiles, was developed that will be useful in comparing normal, active individuals in this age group to select individuals for whom leg power is an important performance measure. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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