Correlations between jump measures and competitive performance remain stable over time in top-level sprinters

Loturco, Irineu, Fernandes, Victor, Boullosa, Daniel A., Siqueira, Felipe, Nakaya, Katsuhico, Carraco, Dayse, Reis, Valter P., Pereira, Lucas A., and McGuigan, Michael R. (2021) Correlations between jump measures and competitive performance remain stable over time in top-level sprinters. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 61 (9). pp. 1202-1207.

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BACKGROUND: We examined the relationships between jump performance measures, sprint tests, and 100-m competition times in 11 top-level sprinters during two successive competitive 4-week mesocycles.

METHODS: Physical tests were performed 7-12 days before 3 sequential competitions. Sprinters completed standing long jump, squat and countermovement jumps, and 60-m sprint tests on each occasion. A repeated measures analysis of variance was used to compare the physical assessments and actual competition results among the three moments. A Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient was used to analyze the relationships between the multiple variables over the consecutive mesocycles. Significance level was set at P<0.05.

RESULTS: No significant differences were observed among the periods for any jump or sprint performance measure (ES ranging from 0.02 to 0.33; P>0.05). Very large to nearly perfect correlations were observed for all sprint and jump variables and 100-m dash times in the three moments analyzed (P<0.05).

CONCLUSIONS: Our data indicate that simple jump measures can be prospectively used to monitor sprint performance. Notably, the standing long jump test was the most consistently related to 100-m time. This simple strategy may help track and field coaches to better adjust the competitive approach of their sprinters, thus optimizing their peak performance.

Item ID: 70121
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1827-1928
Keywords: Athletes, Athletic performance, Muscle strenght, Running, Track and field
Copyright Information: © 2020 Edizioni Minerva Medica.
Date Deposited: 11 May 2022 01:48
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