Document Detail

Influence of a sport-specific training background on vertical jumping and throwing performance in young female basketball and volleyball players.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25270778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of 3 years of sport-specific training background (SSTB) on vertical jumping and throwing performance in young female basketball and volleyball players.
METHODS: Thirty-one healthy adolescent girls, of which 11 age-matched control subjects [C], 10 basketballers (BP) and 10 volleyballers (VP) participated to the study. The throwing performance was assessed by seated backward overhead ball throw (SBOMBT) and seated chest pass throw (SCPT) using a 3-kg rubber medicine ball. Instead, the vertical jumping performance was evaluated by squat jump (SJ) and countermovement jump with (CMJ-AS) and without arm swing (CMJ) using Optojump system (Microgate srl, Italy).
RESULTS: During SJ and CMJ with and without arm swing VP group showed a higher vertical jump performance than BP and C ones. In particular we showed that VP exhibited a higher flight time and jump height than C (P<0.05) in SJ, CMJ and CMJ-AS tests. Players showed higher performances than C in SCPT and SBOMBT. However, we found only a significant difference (P<0.05) in the comparison between BP and C during SCPT. Moreover, we found significant correlations between SBOBMT performances and CMJ-AS jump heights in C (r= 0.60; p= 0.02) and VP (r= 0.81; p<0.01) groups compared to BP one (r= -0.47; p= 0.08).
CONCLUSION: These data suggest that 3 years of SSTB might be able to promote significant neuromuscular adaptations in volleyball and basketball athletes' maximal power compared to age-matched control subjects.
G Battaglia; A Paoli; M Bellafiore; A Bianco; A Palma
Related Documents :
11827288 - Sister chromatid exchange and proliferative rate index in the longitudinal risk assessm...
3452298 - Epidemiologic investigation of respiratory effects related to environmental exposure to...
22618558 - Lamb boning -- an occupational cause of carpal tunnel syndrome?
7444838 - Epidemiological study of respiratory disease in workers exposed to polyvinylchloride dust.
1115928 - Peak expiratory flow in youths with varying cigarette smoking habits.
23969258 - Do productive activities reduce inflammation in later life? multiple roles, frequency o...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0022-4707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376337     Medline TA:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Muscle activity of the erector spinae during pilates isometric exercises on and off Swiss Ball.
Next Document:  Do physical fitness measures influence internal training load responses in high-level futsal players...