AN EXPLORATION OF THE EFFECT OF KNEE-TO-FEET JUMPS ON PERFORMANCE

  • Laura Stark
  • Karla Pickett
  • Adam King
  • Michael Bird
Keywords: vertical jump, power, training program, hang clean

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to test the effect of knee-to-feet jump training on power and vertical jump height. Twenty-one varsity athletes from power-emphasized sports were paired and randomly placed in the control or experimental group. All subjects completed pre- and post-tests of vertical jump height, knee-to-feet jump height, and 2 repetition maximum hang clean. The experimental group completed a 6 week program of knee-tofeet jumps. There was no significant difference in vertical jump height or hang clean weight from pre- to post-test; however, the experimental group significantly improved in knee-to-feet jump height. There was a positive correlation between knee-to-feet jump and vertical jump height indicating knee-to-feet jumps are a potentially useful tool worth further pursuit.
Published
2014-10-07
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities