RELIABILITY OF FORCES DURING VARIATIONS OF PLYOMETRIC EXERCISES

S. Leissring, W. Ebben, L. Garceau, E. Petushek, R. Jensen

Abstract


Thirteen college students performed a drop jump from height equal to their peak vertical jump, single leg jumps from the left and right legs, and a counter movement jump. Vertical ground reaction force (GRF) obtained via an AMTI force plate and video analysis of markers placed on the hip, knee, lateral malleolus, and fifth metatarsal were used to estimate reaction forces on the knee joint. One-way Repeated Measures ANOVA indicated no differences for knee joint reaction forces relative to body weight or peak GRF for any of the jumps (p > 0.05). Average measures Intraclass Correlation Coefficients ranged from r = 0.90 to 0.97. Results indicate that peak GRF and knee joint reaction forces during the drop jump, counter movement jump, and single leg left and right leg jumps are reliable measures.

Keywords


knee joint reaction forces; ground reaction forces; jumping

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ISSN 1999-4168