The effects of a four week jump-training program on frontal plane projection angle in female gymnasts

Colclough, A., Munro, AG, Herrington, LC, McMahon, JJ and Comfort, P 2017, 'The effects of a four week jump-training program on frontal plane projection angle in female gymnasts' , Physical Therapy in Sport, 30 , pp. 29-33.

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Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the effects of a four week jump training program on frontal plane projection angle (FPPA) in young female gymnasts.
Design: Intervention study, consisting of a four week jump training program performed for 15 minutes as part of a warm-up, three days per week for four weeks.
Setting: Gymnastics training center.
Participants: Fourteen youth female gymnasts (age: 13.5 ± 2.14 years, height: 1.54 ± 0.11 m, body mass: 46.23 ± 7.68 kg).
Main Outcome Measures: Change in FPPA during a 30 cm drop landing and tuck back somersault.
Results: Large and significant decreases (p < 0.001) in FPPA of 6.8° (39%) and 8.4° (37%) during the drop landing and tuck back somersault, respectively.
Conclusion: The jump training program was successful in improving FPPA in female gymnasts and is advised to be implemented into the warm-ups and training programs of competitive female gymnasts to improve FPPA and therefore reduce the risk factors associated with knee injuries.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Therapy in Sport
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1466-853X
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Depositing User: P Comfort
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2017 11:02
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 21:27
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/44561

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