KINETIC ANALYSIS OF HORIZONTAL PLYOMETRIC EXERCISE INTENSITY

  • Andrew J. Kossow
  • Tyler G. DeChiara
  • Steve M. Neahous
  • William P. Ebben
Keywords: stretch shortening cycle, jump, force platform, specificity

Abstract

This study assessed the multi-planar kinetic characteristics of a variety of plyometric exercises that have a horizontal component. Ten men and ten women performed a variety of plyometric exercises including the double leg hop, standing long jump, single leg standing long jump, bounding, skipping, power skipping, cone hops and the hurdle hop (45.72 cm). Subjects also performed the countermovement jump. All plyometric exercises were performed on a force platform. Landing peak ground reaction forces (GRF) and rate of force development (RFD) were analyzed for three planes of movement. A number of differences were found between plyometric exercises. Quantification of plyometric exercises based on the analysis of GRF and RFD assists practitioners in the design of programs based on known intensity of these exercise.
Published
2014-10-06
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities