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Consideration for Power and Capacity in Volleyball Vertical Jump Performance

Martinez, Daniel B. MS, CSCS

Strength and Conditioning Journal: August 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 4 - p 36–48
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000297
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ABSTRACT CONSIDERATION FOR THE VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE'S DEVELOPMENT OF JUMPING POWER AND CAPACITY MUST BE PROVIDED TO ENSURE THESE QUALITIES ARE EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY MEASURED AND INTEGRATED INTO PERFORMANCE. VERTICAL JUMP IN VOLLEYBALL IS A COMPLEX BIOMECHANICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL QUALITY AND TESTING THIS QUALITY NEEDS TO BE VALID, RELIABLE, AND INDICATE KEY PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS. MONITORING THESE CHARACTERISTICS REQUIRES PRECISE COORDINATION ACROSS DEVELOPMENT. FURTHERMORE, SPORT AND STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAMS' ORGANIZATION IS CRITICAL BECAUSE OF GENERAL AND SPECIFIC CONSTRAINTS WITHIN THE TEAM AND ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK. FOR A VIDEO ABSTRACT OF THIS ARTICLE, SEE SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL CONTENT 1, (SEE VIDEO, HTTP://LINKS.LWW.COM/SCJ/A205).

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School of Exercise Science and Health, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

Address correspondence to Daniel B. Martinez, dmarti15@our.ecu.edu.au.

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Daniel B. Martinezis the strength and conditioning coach for Trinity University Women's Volleyball in San Antonio, TX.

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