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Author (up) Dario G. Liebermann; Larry Katz
Title On the assessment of lower-limb power capability Type Journal Article
Year 2003 Publication Isokinetics and Exercise Science Abbreviated Journal
Volume 11 Issue 2 Pages 87-94
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Abstract Purpose: This study assessed the reliability and validity of different methods used to estimate lower-limb muscular power capability based on mechanical variables. For this purpose, vertical jumping was compared with isokinetic knee extensions and with power tests used by practitioners.

Methods: Four groups of subjects (N = 106) were tested in different conditions. Group-I performed countermovement vertical jumps (CMJ) on a force plate followed by left and right knee extensions on an isokinetic device at 120, 180 and 240 deg�s-1. Group-II performed CMJ trials followed by 20-m sprints, hand-reach jumps and 1RM leg-press testing. Group-III carried out squat jumps (SJ) in addition to CMJ trials. Finally, Group-IV performed the CMJ test and was retested twice after a short inter-session interval (14 days) and after a long one (4.55 months). The Pearson correlation was used to assess the validity and reliability of CMJ (p ≤ 0.01, ).

Results: Mean peak power during CMJ was correlated with sprint time (r = -0.882
) and leg-press 1 RM (r = 0.797), but less with peak hand-reach height (r = 0.695; p ≤ 0.05). Isokinetic knee extension power showed also a significant correlation with CMJ power, but its strength depended on the angular velocity (Isok-120 r = 0.702; Isok-180 r = 0.737; Isok-240 r = 0.599). Test-retests showed a strong correlation after a short interval (r = 0.915) and after a long one (r = 0.890). Using the SJ technique did not have any effect on reliability (r = 0.914**).

Conclusions: CMJ matches other methods used for testing lower-limb power capability. It is highly reliable and it allows a valid assessment of muscular power. Since CMJ is also simple and accurate to perform, it is the recommended method.
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Author (up) Flash, T.; Richardson, M. E.; Handzel, A. A.; Liebermann, D. G.
Title Computational Models and Geometric Approaches in Arm Trajectory Control Studies Type Book Chapter
Year 2003 Publication Progress in Motor Control III: From Basic Science to Applications Abbreviated Journal
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Publisher Human Kinetics Place of Publication Champaign, Il Editor M. L. Latash; M. F. Levin
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