POWER TESTING IN ELITE SPORT AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING

  • Carson Patterson
  • Christian Raschner
  • Mattias Schnitzer
  • Hans-Peter Platzer
Keywords: power, jump, testing

Abstract

The ability to produce force quickly is often a deciding factor in sport. Dynamic power assessment is related to complex aspects of muscle function as well as target performance in sports. In this sense, dynamic power testing includes multi-joint movements such as jumping under typical real life conditions. Testing of power is important, but understanding the results and ultimately using them to improve training is the goal of the testing process. The purpose of this paper is to describe a system of power testing and how the results are used in training.
Published
2007-11-09
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities