2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

An Exploration of the Effect of Knee-to-Feet Jumps on Performance
Laura R. Stark* and Karla J. Pickett
Dr. Adam King and Dr. Michael Bird, Faculty Mentors

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-to-feet 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.

Keywords: vertical jump, power, training program, hang clean

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 301-1
Location: MG 1000
Time: 1:00

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