2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

Relationship of Anthropometric Dimensions to Vertical Jump and Standing Long Jump Performances in College Men
Luke P. Allison* and Grace Armstrong
Dr. Jerry Mayhew and Prof. Jana Arabas, Faculty Mentors

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of anthropometric dimensions to vertical jump (VJ) and standing long jump (SLJ) performances in college men. 89 men were measured for 4 skinfolds, 4 circumferences, and 2 skeletal diameters. The better of two trials was used for analysis for each jump. Reliability was high for both VJ (ICC = 0.972) and SLJ (ICC = 0.920). VJ was significantly related to SLJ (r = 0.67). Weight, waist circumference, and calf skinfold produced the best prediction of VJ (R = 0.62, SEE = 6.3 cm, CV% = 11.2%). Weight and calf skinfold produced the best prediction of SLJ (R = 0.45, SEE = 22.5 cm, CV% = 9.9%). Although the multiple correlations between anthropometric variables and jump performances were significant, they accounted for less than 38% of the common variance which suggest body measurements do not dictate jump performance.

Keywords: Vertical jump, Standing long jump, Anthropometry

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 6-1
Location: GEO-SUB
Time: 3:30

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