Considerations for selecting field-based strength and power fitness tests to measure asymmetries

Bishop, Chris and Turner, Anthony N. and Jarvis, Paul and Chavda, Shyam and Read, Paul (2017) Considerations for selecting field-based strength and power fitness tests to measure asymmetries. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31 (9). pp. 2635-2644. ISSN 1064-8011

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Abstract

The prevalence of lower limb asymmetries has been reported in numerous studies; however, methodological differences exist in the way they can be detected. Strength and jumping-based tasks have been most commonly used to examine these differences across both athlete and non-athlete populations. The aim of this review was to critically analyze the utility of strength and jumping tests that are frequently used to measure asymmetry. Reliability, validity, and considerations for assessment are examined to enhance test accuracy and effectiveness in the quantification of asymmetries during strength and jumping-based tasks. Medline and SPORT Discus databases were used with specific search terms to identify relevant articles in both athlete and non-athlete populations. The findings of the current review indicate that assessing inter-limb differences during strength and jumping-based tasks may result in different levels of asymmetry; thus, inter-limb differences appear to be task-dependent. Consequently, quantification during both types of assessment is warranted and a selection of tests has been suggested to measure asymmetries in both strength and jumping-based tasks.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 22024
Notes on copyright: This is a non-final version of an article to be published in final form in Bishop, C. et al., 2017. Considerations for Selecting Field-Based Strength and Power Fitness Tests to Measure Asymmetries. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(9), pp.2635–2644. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000002023.
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Depositing User: Chris Bishop
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 08:59
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2018 04:21
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22024

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