COMPARISON OF LOWER BODY POWER CHARACTERISTICS BETWEEN NAIA AND NCAA DIVISION I COLLEGIATE ATHLETES, A
The countermovement jump (CMJ) is a practical, reliable and valid test used to measure lower-body power. The CMJ is frequently utilized by strength and conditioning professionals working with athletes, given its relationship to a multitude of performance variables associated with success in sports. PURPOSE: To examine characteristics of CMJ performance between differing levels of competition. A secondary aim was to report descriptive data on jump performance for NAIA and NCAA Division I male and female athletes. METHODS: Archival data for 275 student athletes from two NCAA division 1 universities ...
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