Title

The competitive, physiological and trainable aspects of vertical jump performance : a series of studies on the strength and conditioning of elite volleyball players

Date of Award

2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

School

School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences,

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

First Advisor

Robert Newton

Second Advisor

Mike McGuigan

Abstract

This is a thesis 'by publication' that comprises 11 manuscripts (Chapters 2- 12) that have passed the peer-reviewed process and have been accepted for publication. The 11 manuscripts have been published or are in press in 4 different journals, and are in general presented in this thesis in the format of the particular journal, with the exception of referencing, which has been formatted to a uniform style. Of the 11 manuscripts, 7 are full papers, and 4 are case-studies/brief research notes. The references relevant to this thesis are outlined below.

Manuscripts:

Sheppard, J.M., J. Cronin, T. J. Gabbett, M. R. McGuigan, N. Extebarria, and R. U. Newton. Relative importance of strength and power qualities to jump performance in elite male volleyball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 22:758-765, 2007.

Sheppard, J. M., T. J. Gabbett, K. L. Taylor, J. Dorman, A. J. Lebedew, and B. R. Development of a repeated-effort test for elite men's volleyball. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 2:292-304, 2007.

Sheppard, J. M., M. McGuigan, and R. U. Newton. The effect of accentuated eccentric load on vertical jump kinetics kinematics in elite male athletes. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 2:267-273, 2007.

Sheppard, J. M., S. Cormack, K. L. Taylor, M. R. McGuigan, and R. U. Newton. Assessing the force-velocity characteristics of well trained athletes: the incremental load power profile. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 22: 1320-1326, 2008.

Sheppard, J. M. and T. L. Doyle. Increasing compliance to instructions in the squat jump. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 22:648-651, 2008.

Sheppard, J. M. and R. Borgeaud. Influence of stature on movement speed and repeated efforts in elite volleyball players. Jo11111al of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 16:12- 14, 2008.

Sheppard, J. M., T. L. Doyle, and K. L. Taylor. A methodological and performance comparison of Smith-machine and free weight jump squats. Jou111al of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 16:5-9, 2008.

Sheppard, J. M., T. Gabbett, and R. Borgeaud. Training repeated effort ability in national team male volleyball players. lnternational Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 3:397-400, 2008.

Sheppard, J. M., S. Hobson, D. Chapman, K. L. Taylor, M. McGuigan, and R. U. Newtqn. The effect of training with accentuated eccentric load counter-movement jumps on strength and power characteristics of high-performance volleyball players. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 3:355-363, 2008.

Sheppard, J. M., D. Chapman, C. Gough, M. R. McGuigan, and R. U. Newton. Twelve month training induced changes in elite international volleyball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, In press.

Sheppard, J. M., M. R. McGuigan, and R. U. Newton. The effects of depth-jumping on vertical jump performance of elite volleyball players: an examination of the transfer of increased stretch-load tolerance to spike jump performance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, In Press.

Conference Presentations & Posters

Sheppard, J.M., J. Cronin, N. Extebarria, T. Gabbett, M. McGuigan, and R. U. Newton. The relative importance of strength and power for vertical jumping in elite male volleyball players. In National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia, 2007.

Sheppard, J. M., R. U. Newton, and M. McGuigan. The effects of accentuated eccentric load on kinetic and kinematic factors in vertical jump performance of elite male athletes. In 2nd Annual Sports Innovation Summit. Vancouver, Canada, 2007.

Sheppard, J. M. and T. Gabbett. The development and evaluation of a repeated effort test for volleyball. In National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia, 2007.

Sheppard, J. M., D. Chapman, C. Gough, M. McGuigan, and R. U. Newton. The association between changes in vertical jump and changes in strength and power qualities in elite volleyball players over 1 year. In National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada, 2008.

Sheppard, J. M., M. McGuigan, and R. U. Newton. The effect of increased stretch load tolerance on vertical jump ability in elite male volleyball players. In National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada, 2008.

LCSH Subject Headings

Volleyball - Physiological aspects

Volleyball - Training

Jumping

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