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Kinematic analysis of volleyball spike jump.
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PMID:  19585402     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of upper and lower extremity movements on the volleyball spike jump (SJ) and how this movement may differ from the standing vertical jumps due to its asymmetry. The 3-D kinematics of body segments were measured in 16 experienced volleyball players with a VICON motion capture system. The jump heights (JH) of counter-movement (CM) and SJ were determined utilizing a force platform. A significant correlation was found between the JH during the SPJ and the maximal horizontal velocity of the center of mass (CoM) (r=0.71, p=0.002), the minimum height of the CoM (r=-0.68, p=0.004), the JH during CMJ (r=0.66, p=0.006) and SJ (r=0.74, p=0.001), the range of movement of right knee flexion-extension (r=0.76, p=0.001) and the angular velocity of left shoulder hyperextension (r=0.72, p=0.002). The asymmetry of the SJ revealed differences in angles, angular velocities of the right and left legs and arms, and a significant difference (p=0.001) between the distances of the left and right foot center to the CoM. Results of our study suggest the importance of optimal approach technique to reach a maximal JH in the volleyball SJ. The SJ movement is influenced by general jumping ability.
H Wagner; M Tilp; S P von Duvillard; E Mueller
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1439-3964     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-07     Completed Date:  2009-11-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  760-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart New York.
Department of Sport Science and Kinesiology, University of Salzburg, Hallein/Rif 5400, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods
Lower Extremity / physiology*
Movement / physiology*
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
Task Performance and Analysis*
Upper Extremity / physiology*
Video Recording
Volleyball / physiology*

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