Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Fall 11-29-2017

School

School of Health Sciences

Major

Exercise Science: Fitness Specialist

Keywords

jumping, jump training, strength and conditioning

Abstract

Force development is a crucial part of sports performance. Jumping is a mechanical movement used in various sports to analyze force production. Strength and Conditioning coaches work with athletes on improving sports performance through a variety of exercises. The mechanical principles utilized in jump training will help coaches train athletes to excel. Research has analyzed the various components of jumping that could substantially improve the rate of force development. Studies about the mechanisms of jumping will consist of devices used to measure force, phases of the jump, neuromuscular control of jumping and exercises to help athletes improve. The following thesis will include a review of jumping as well as an application strength and conditioning coach’s use in the weight room.

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