Faculty Publications

Title

The relationship of isokinetic torque at two speeds to the vertical jump

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Volume

51

Issue

4

First Page

593

Last Page

598

Abstract

The relationship between the ability to develop leg torque and performance in the vertical jump was investigated in 29 female athletes. Each subject's leg flexion, leg extension, and foot plantar flexion peak torque was determined isoki-netically on a Cybex at angular velocities of 30 degrees/second and 180 degrees/second. The vertical jump was determined for each subject and correlations among the measures of torque and the vertical jump were calculated. Although the ability to produce leg power as exemplified by the vertical jump was significantly correlated with peak torque at the fast angular velocity but was not significantly correlated with peak torque at the slow angular velocity, the correlations were so low it was concluded that there was little if any relationship between torque at a fast or slow angular velocity and the ability to vertically jump. © 1980 by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1980

DOI of published version

10.1080/02701367.1980.10609319

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