ANALYSIS OF BILATERAL ASYMMETRIES BY FLIGHT TIME OF ONE LEG COUNTERMOVEMENT JUMP

  • H. Menzel
  • S. Araujo
  • M. Chagas
Keywords: lower limbs’ asymmetries, vertical jump, flight time

Abstract

Lateral differences concerning the magnitude of strength are frequently found in the lower limbs (LL) and may be related to preference (dominant and non-dominant) and skill performance. For jump tests the lateral differences greater than 15% are considered clinically significant (Noyes et al., 1991). Since Countermovement Jumps (CMJ) on a force platform are an adequate method for the identification of lateral asymmetries (Menzel et al., 2006), the objective was to verify if lateral asymmetries of CMJ performance can also be identified by the flight time of single leg CMJ on a contact mat.
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Coaching and Sports Activities