Title

A damaging punch: Assessment and application of a method to quantify punch performance

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Translational Sports Medicine

School

School of Medical and Health Science

RAS ID

29599

Comments

Originally published as Dunn, E.C., Humberstone, C.E., Iredale, K.F. & Blazevich, A.J. (2019). A damaging punch: assessment and application of a method to quantify punch performance, Translational Sports Medicine, 2(3): 146-152.. doi:10.1002/tsm2.71. Link to article available here.

Abstract

Measurement of punch performance in a reliable, quantitative manner is relevant to combat sport, military, and concussion research. A punching protocol (3MPT) was developed, based on performance demands of amateur boxing, and evaluated on a custom‐built punch integrator (PI). PI reliability and accuracy were assessed by calculating TE and CV for a range of known masses. A within‐subject, repeated‐measures design assessed the test‐retest reliability of 3MPT. Fifteen male boxers (17.5 ± 0.5 years; 177.5 ± 9.5 cm; 73.0 ± 14.0 kg) were familiarized and then completed two 3MPT trials 90 minutes apart on 2 days (total of four tests). Peak punch force (N), relative punch force (N/kg), impulse (N·s), and rate of force development calculated to various time points were compared using a linear mixed model. Smallest worthwhile change (SWC) was also computed. PI data were reliable and accurate (CV

DOI

10.1002/tsm2.71

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