The influence of biological maturity on dynamic force-time variables and vaulting performance in young female gymnasts
Cronin, John B.
Myer, Gregory D.
Haff, G. Gregory
Lloyd, Rhodri S.
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Jumping and rebounding are important prerequisites that underpin the high impact loading gymnastics skills (e.g. acrobatic series, tumbling etc.) (Suchomel et al. 2016). Further, three of the four artistic disciplines that female gymnasts compete in (vault, beam and floor exercise) are heavily reliant on explosive lower-limb rebounding and jumping activities, which all utilize various expressions of the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) (Moeskops et al. 2019). Consequently, rebounding and jumping performance of artistic gymnasts are commonly assessed to identify key determinants of the sport (Dallas G et al. 2013; Marina et al. 2013; Marina M. and F.A. 2013; Suchomel et al. 2016), determine physical profiles (Pion et al. 2015; Vandorpe et al. 2012) and evaluate the efficacy of training interventions (Colclough et al. 2018; Hall et al. 2016; Marina and Jemni 2014; Moeskops et al. 2018b).
Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise;
Article accepted for publication in Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise.
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
- Sport Research Groups