A unique specific jumping test to estmate explosive power for basketball players: validity, reliability and differences in age, gender and playing position
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Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
Performance analysis of sport
Fitness field test
The first stage of this thesis project began with review the field tests in the literature and examine in depth the need for an explosive power test, unique ones with very specific requirements for the game of basketball. Basketball playing entails the repetitive performance of short intense actions using lower limb explosive power. As such, it is important to measure this capability in basketball players, and to optimize training programs and game plans. This review of the literature depicts the horizontal and vertical physical movements and physiological requirements entailed in playing basketball, and presents eight standardized anaerobic alactic measurement tools relevant to the game: 5-meter and 10-meter sprint speed tests; standing broad jump assessment; horizontal and vertical drop jump tests; 2x5-meter change of direction ability test; countermovement jump test; squat jump test; bounding power test; and spike jump test. As some of these tests suit a number of ball games, the f...