A framework to guide practitioners when selecting metrics during the countermovement and drop jump tests

Bishop, Chris ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1505-1287, Turner, Anthony N. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5121-432X, Jordan, Matt, Harry, John, Loturco, Irineu ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1309-2568, Lake, Jason and Comfort, Paul (2021) A framework to guide practitioners when selecting metrics during the countermovement and drop jump tests. Strength and Conditioning Journal . ISSN 1524-1602 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1519/SSC.0000000000000677)

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Researchers and practitioners have highlighted the necessity to monitor jump strategy metrics as well as the commonly reported outcome measures during the countermovement (CMJ) and drop jump (DJ) tests. However, there is a risk of confusion for practitioners, given the vast range of metrics that now seem to be on offer via analysis software when collecting data from force platforms. As such, practitioners may benefit from a framework that can help guide metric selection for commonly used jump tests, which is the primary purpose of this article. To contextualise the proposed framework, we have provided two examples for how this could work: one for the CMJ and one for the DJ, noting that these tests are commonly utilized by practitioners during routine testing across a range of sport performance and clinical settings.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 33711
Notes on copyright: This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in: Bishop, Chris; Turner, Anthony; Jordan, Matt; Harry, John; Loturco, Irineu; Lake, Jason; Comfort, Paul, A Framework to Guide Practitioners for Selecting Metrics During the Countermovement and Drop Jump Tests, Strength and Conditioning Journal: November 1, 2021 - Volume - Issue - doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000677
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Depositing User: Chris Bishop
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2021 10:55
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2022 09:23
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/33711

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