GROUND REACTION FORCES OF VARIATIONS OF PLYOMETRIC EXERCISES ON HARD SURFACES, PADDED SURFACES AND IN WATER

  • W. Ebben
  • E. Flanagan
  • J. Sansom
  • E. Petushek
  • R. Jensen
Keywords: stretch shortening cycle, intensity, stress, progression, aquatic, compliance

Abstract

Subjects performed drop jumps from 46 cm, a single leg jump, counter movement jump, and squat jump on a hard surface, wrestling mat and in water. Ground reaction force data obtained via a force platform were used to determine the time to takeoff, takeoff peak ground reaction force, power, jump height, and landing peak ground reaction force. A one way repeated measures ANOVA demonstrated differences between plyometic exercises assessed for all of the variables assessed (P ≤ 0.05), with post hoc analysis demonstrating the specific differences. Results indicate that the hard surface and mat conditions were similar for almost all of the plyometric exercises assessed for most outcome variables whereas the plyometric exercises performed in water were different than those performed on the hard surface or mat in most cases.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities