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Larger countermovement increases the jump height of countermovement jump

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Show simple item record Sánchez-Sixto, Alberto Harrison, Andrew J. Floría, Pablo 2018-11-22T16:03:57Z 2018-11-22T16:03:57Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Simulation studies show that jump performance can be improved by increasing the depth of countermovement. The purpose of this study was to determine how modifications to the depth of countermovement lead to changes in jump height and the biomechanical parameters related to center of mass displacement and force application. Twenty-nine competitive males participated in this investigation, performing nine countermovement jumps using a self-selected, a deep, and a shallow crouch position. Jump height and relative net vertical impulse were greater when using a deeper crouch position, compared to the self-selected position. Force application variables did not report differences, when the deeper countermovement was compared to the self-selected countermovement; although, the shallower countermovement showed higher values in force application parameters. The deeper countermovement jumps achieved higher velocities of the center of mass than the self-selected jumps, while shallower jumps produced lower velocities than the self-selected jumps. The results of this investigation were consistent with simulation studies, showing that deep countermovements increase net vertical impulse, leading to a higher jump height. In addition, the maximum downward velocity was higher, when the crouch position was deeper. Conversely, force-applied variables did not change when jump performance was increased. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sports;6, 131
dc.subject jumping en_US
dc.subject force plates en_US
dc.subject kinematics en_US
dc.subject kinetics en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.subject basketball en_US
dc.title Larger countermovement increases the jump height of countermovement jump en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/sports6040131
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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