Effects of assisted jumping on vertical jump parameters.
Vertical jumping ability is a critical skill for success in many sports. Previous studies have reported conflicting results on the effects of heavy-load, light-load, contrast, or plyometric training to improve vertical jump height. A novel jump training method, using assistance via elastic cords or an absolute weight, has received little attention. These studies, using an overspeed paradigm, support assistance as an effective training method compared with free or overload jump training. However, there is a lack of investigation and standardization related to the critical assisted jump training variables of frequency, intensity (assistance level), volume, and rest. Therefore, the purpose of this review was to provide an overview of assisted jump training, associated variables, and potential benefits to enhance vertical jump height.
Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development, California State University, Fullerton, CA 92831, USA.
SourceCurrent sports medicine reports 11:3 2012 May pg 155-9
Physical Education and Training
Pub Type(s)Journal Article