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Current Sports Medicine Reports:
doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e31825640bb
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Effects of Assisted Jumping on Vertical Jump Parameters

Tran, Tai T. MS, CSCS; Brown, Lee E. EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, FACSM; Coburn, Jared W. PhD, FACSM; Lynn, Scott K. PhD; Dabbs, Nicole C. MS

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Abstract

Abstract: 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.

© 2012 American College of Sports Medicine

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