Strength and vertical jumping performance characteristics

Ginas Cizauskas1 , Irina Kliziene2 , Sarunas Klizas3 , Saule Sipaviciene4

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania

2Department of Education Science, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania

3Department of Health, Physical and Social Education, Lithuanian Sports University, Kaunas, Lithuania

4Department of Applied Biology and Rehabilitation, Lithuanian Sports University, Kaunas, Lithuania

2Corresponding author

Vibroengineering PROCEDIA, Vol. 3, 2014, p. 341-345.
Accepted 24 September 2014; published 10 October 2014

Copyright © 2014 JVE International Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Creative Commons License
Abstract.

The constructed 3D model of the lower part of human body for the simulation of high jump enables to investigate not only parameters of the jump but to analyses the forces acting in muscles and joints as well. The model enables determining the most important muscles for the jump performance and sequentially to make recommendations for the sportsmen seeking the jump height. The developed methodology can be applied for the analysis of other type movements in sports.

Keywords: jumping, kinematics, modeling.

References

  1. Aragon L. F. Evaluation of four vertical jump tests: methodology, reliability, validity, and accuracy. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, Vol. 4, Issue 4, 2000, p. 215-228. [CrossRef]
  2. Blanksby B., Nicholson L., Elliott B. Biomechanical analysis of the grab, track and handle swimming starts: an intervention study. Sport Biomechanics, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2001, p. 11-24. [CrossRef]
  3. Derrick T. R., Caldwell G. E., Hamill J. Modeling the stiffness characteristcs of the human body while running with various stride lengths. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Vol. 16, 2000, p. 36-51. [CrossRef]
  4. Haguenauer M., Legreneur P., Monteil K. M. Vertical jumping reorganization with aging: a kinematic comparison between young and elderly men. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Vol. 21, 2005, p. 236-246. [CrossRef]
  5. McLean S. P., Holthe M. J., Vint P. F., Beckett K. D., Hinrichs R. N. Addition of an approach to swimming relay start. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Vol. 16, 2000, p. 342-355. [CrossRef]