BIOMECHANICAL EFFECT OF JUMPING SPEED ON THE PYRAMIDING BOX HOPS
Keywords: plyometric exercise, ACL, rehabilitation
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to compare three different jumping speeds (60 bpm, 75 bpm and 90 bpm) while performing pyramiding box hops in order to investigate the optimal rate for post-injured athletes in the return to sport phase of rehabilitation. Twelve healthy, competitive male athletes with specialty in jump were recruited from track and field team. Kinematical and kinetic data of lower extremities were collected via three-dimensional motion analysis system and two force plateforms. One-way ANOVA (SPSS) was used to determine difference among rates. Less hip adduction, knee valgus and knee valgus/varus moments were found at the rate of 90 bpm. Therefore, performing pyramiding box hops at the rate of 90 bpm may be more pertinent for post-injured athletes with ACL injury.
Coaching and Sports Activities
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