MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES IN ASSESSING ATHLETIC POWER TRAINING

  • R. Jensen
Keywords: jumping, reactive strength index, ground reaction force, muscle stiffness index

Abstract

Athletic performance can be altered via various training regimens and an important component to increase performance is the intensity of the training stimulus. Plyometric and complex training have been suggested to be useful training methods to improve athletic power, but standardization of techniques to assess training changes can be difficult. Assessments of activity have been made using electromyographic, kinematic, and kinetic measures. Practitioners must be able quantify the effect of their training programs; ideally with measures made in the field. This presentation will review methods to measure outcomes of athletic power training and make suggestions for implementing these measures in the training venue.
Published
2009-08-30