LONGITUDINAL MONITORING OF COUNTERMOVEMENT JUMP MECHANICAL VARIABLES: A PRILIMINARY INVESTIGATION

  • Christopher J. Sole
  • Satoshi Mizuguchi
  • Timothy J. Suchomel
  • William A. Sands
  • Michael H. Stone
Keywords: vertical jump, peak power, jump height, volume load, athlete monitoring

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of accumulated volume load on countermovement jump (CMJ) mechanical variables. Eight athletes underwent weekly CMJ testing using a force plate. Statistical changes were observed in certain CMJ variables over the observation period. Jump height (0.42±0.05 m) and allometrically scaled peak power (88.86±7.49 W·kg-0.67) exhibited multiple statistical changes. These changes appeared to exhibit a delayed effect in response to accumulated volume load. Specifically, following several weeks of large accumulated volume loads these variables declined. In addition subsequently decreasing accumulated volume loads resulted in an increase in both variables. The findings of this study indicate measuring jump height and peak power may be an effective method for monitoring a resistance training process.
Published
2014-10-25
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities