- 15 female rugby players where tested for 1RM, Counter movment jump, Squat Jump and Drop jumps from various heights.
- The players where split into strong groups (1 RM > body weight) and weak group (1RM < body weight)
- The authors reported a strong relationship between performance at drop jumps of 84cm in height and 1RM Strength.
TL;DR – If you want to do drop jumps from a high height (>84cm) get strong first.
- Researchers looked at jump flight time and worked out the height using a high speed camera recording at 240 frames per second and Kinovea video analysis software.
- They also used an infrared platform for an independent marker of jump height.
- 25 participants performed 125 jumps which where then analysed by two participants with no experience using video analysis software.
- The researchers found a near perfect co-relation between the infra-red platform measurements and the values found by the video analysis.
TL;DR – Get yourself a high speed camera and Kineova and you instantly have a highly accurate and repeatable jump measuring tool.
- Researchers looked at the effect on acute jump height and 1RM bench press on 21 recreationally trained males.
- Participants performed the conditions with the mouth piece and without the mouth piece and their performance in each conditions was compared.
- The researchers reported no significant difference in any of the conditions.
TL;DR – Mouth guards are good for contact sports and not for bench pressing.
- 24 soccer players between the ages of 8 and 9 where randomly asigned to 2 groups control group (3 soccer sessions a week) and strength training (3 soccer sessions as well as strength and speed sessions).
- At the base line measurements were taken for 15m sprint time, counter movement jump, Yo-Yo test and Flexibility.
- Strength training group seen increases in CMJ (+6.72%), YO-YO (+49.75%) and Flexibility (+7.26%). While control group de trained (i.e. got worse) in jump and Yo-Yo scores.
- Reserachers also found a good negative co-relation between jump scores and 15m sprints (good jump means quicker sprint time).
- Good negative co-relation was also found between Yo-Yo and 15-sprint (run faster and do better at intermittent sprinting task).
TL;DR – Strength and speed training makes children fitter and increases their flexibility and jump ability.
- 18 recreational trained men took part in 5 randomised training protocols.
- Conventional – 3 sets of 4 jumps / 2 min rest
- Contrast – 4 sets of 4 squat (5 RM Load) or 5 second isometric hold alternated with 4 jumps / 4 min rest
- Complex – 3 sets of 4 reps or either squat or squat where all performed then 3 sets of jumps.
- A peak power and average power output was recorded from each jump session from every session.
- Conventional protocol produced the highest peak powers.
TL;DR – If your a recreationally trained athlete and want to get the most out of your jump training perform it first in the session or on it’s own.
- Two groups took part in the experiment those who exercise at high intensities (n=11) and those who exercise at low intensities (n=11).
- They recorded Heart rate, Rate of precived exertion and some mood scales after the exercise bouts.
- Conditions included – treadmill walking, upright cycling and wii sports.
- Heart rates and RPEs where higher for traditional exercise when compared to wii games. Wii boxing was the most effective exercise out of the games.
- Rates of enjoyment where higher for the Wii games.
TL;DR – Wii isn’t just a shit last generation console it is also less effective than walking on a treadmill. Another reason to be a permanent part of the glorious PC gamer master race.