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Friday, March 27 • 08:00 - 17:00
[VIRTUAL] Effects of Anthropometrics on Vertical Ground Reaction Force in Division 1 Athletes

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The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between an athlete’s anthropometrics (e.g., trunk length, tibial length, femur length) and peak vertical ground reaction force (vGRF). Participants (n=49 Division I athletes) stood on a 30 cm box and stepped onto the force plates followed by a maximum jump effort, landing back on the force plates. vGRF was moderately correlated with lean mass (r=.489), torso length (r=.398), and average tibial length (r=.289). Secondary analyses of jumpers vs non-jumpers showed that jumpers tended to jump higher, have lower percent body fat, and longer tibial length than non-jumpers.

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Austin T. Vegas

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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