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ERIC Number: ED092539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
The Relationship among Leg Strength, Leg Power and Alpine Skiing Success.
Gettman, Larry R.; Huckel, Jack R.
The purpose of this study was to relate leg strength and power to alpine skiing success as measured by FIS points. Isometric leg strength was represented by the knee extension test described by Clarke. Leg power was measured by the vertical jump test and the Margaria-Kalamen stair run. Results in the strength and power tests were correlated with the FIS points in three different alpine events (downhill, slalom, and giant slalom). Subjects consisted of 26 female and 28 male participants in a national junior alpine development camp. For the entire group, a significant correlation coefficient was observed between FIS points in the giant slalom event and total leg strength. For females, significant correlations were found between success in the giant slalom and leg strength, stair power, and vertical jump. For males, significant relationships were seen between vertical jump work and FIS points in the downhill and giant slalom event. (Supportive tables are included as appendixes.) (Author/JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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