A comparative study of vertical jump parameters in men's college basketball and volleyball players
1School of Physical Education, Hebei Normal University, 050024 Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
2Department of Public Sports, Hebei Normal University, 050024 Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
3Capital University of Physical Education and Sports, 100191 Beijing, China
4Zhengzhou University of Science and Technology, 450064 Zhengzhou, Henan, China
5Hebei Provincial Sports Department Large Ball Sports Center, 050000 Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
DOI: 10.22514/jomh.2023.101 Vol.19,Issue 10,October 2023 pp.78-87
Submitted: 28 March 2023 Accepted: 05 May 2023
Published: 30 October 2023
This study aimed to compare lower limb strength disparities between male college volleyball and basketball players in four distinct vertical jump types. We recruited 100 second-level (above the national standard) male college athletes (50 basketball and 50 volleyball players) from Capital University of Physical Education and Sports who volunteered to participate. We assessed the performance of each athlete with regards to the squat jump (SJ), countermovement jump (CMJ), continuous jump with straight legs (CJs), and continuous jump with bent legs (CJb). Data analysis was performed by independent samples t-tests in SPSS version 25.0. software. In the CMJ test, volleyball players had a significantly higher vertical jump displacement (VJD; p = 0.047, t = −2.018), squat displacement (SD; p = 0.005, t = −2.883), peak force (p = 0.023, t = −1.964), and peak velocity (p = 0.011, t = −1.687) than basketball players. In the SJ test, volleyball players had a significantly higher VJD (p = 0.041, t = −1.21) and SD (p = 0.008, t = −1.46) than basketball players. In the CJs test, volleyball players had a significantly higher average vertical jump displacement (AVJD; p = 0.042, t = −2.067) than basketball players. In the CJb test, volleyball players had a significantly higher AVJD (p = 0.001, t = −3.448), average squat displacement (p = 0.017, t = −2.44), and average contact time (p = 0.045, t = −2.038) than basketball players. The overall vertical jump ability of college volleyball players was better than that of college basketball players. CMJ, SJ, CJs and CJb training should be included in daily training sessions and considered in the selection of basketball and volleyball players. In addition, coaches can use fast twitch Fibers, the effect of pre-stretch and k as the main evaluation indicators to assess daily training progress.
Comparative study; Lower limb strength; Vertical jump; SJ; CMJ; CJs; CJb; Basketball; Volleyball
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