Title

Associations between the performance of scoring manoeuvres and lower-body strength and power in elite surfers

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

20718

Comments

Originally published as: Secomb, J.L., Lundgren, L., Tran, T., King, A., Nimphius, S., Sheppard, J.M., Farley, O.R. (2015). Associations between the performance of scoring manoeuvres and lower-body strength and power in elite surfers. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 10(5) 911-918. Original article available here

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether any significant associations were present between lower-body strength and power, and the performance of turning and aerial manoeuvres in elite surfing athletes. Eighteen competitive male surfers performed a battery of physical tests (countermovement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ), and isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP)) during a single session, in addition to having their performance of turning and aerial manoeuvres ranked from highest to lowest. Significant associations were identified between turning manoeuvre ranking and; peak force in the CMJ, SJ and IMTP (ϱ=−0.737, pppp=0.02; ϱ=−0.529, p=0.02, respectively). No significant associations were identified between aerial manoeuvre ranking and any strength and power variables. These results suggest that surfing athletes that exhibit greater lower-body isometric and dynamic strength, and power also perform higher scoring turning manoeuvres during wave riding.

DOI

10.1260/1747-9541.10.5.911

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