Title

Slow stretch-shorten cycle characteristics: Gender and maturation differences in Singaporean youths

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Athletic Enhancement

Publisher

SciTechnol

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

20255

Comments

Originally published as: Sahrom, S., Cronin, J., & Harris, N. (2014). Slow stretch-shorten cycle characteristics: Gender and maturation differences in Singaporean youths. Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 3(6). Original publication available here

Abstract

This cross-sectional study aims to compare the differences between the countermovement jump (CMJ) and concentric only squat jump (SJ) (no arm swing) and examine the differences and slow SSC ability of youths at different stages of maturation (pre-pubescent, pubescent and post pubescent). Methods: 101 male and 109 female Singaporean youths. It would seem that concentric force/power capabilities are more likely to be influenced by maturation than eccentric force and power. Furthermore it appears that the eccentric capability and thus SSC augmentation is optimal around pubescence and with maturity this ability diminishes to some extent.

DOI

10.4172/2324-9080.1000179

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