School of Health Sciences
Exercise Science: Fitness Specialist
Jumping, Jump Training, Strength and Conditioning
Morgan, AshLynn, "Jump Training Analysis: An Application in Strength and Conditioning" (2017). Senior Honors Theses. 716.
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.