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Measuring Leg Stiffness During Vertical Jumps

Theory and Methods

Authors: Struzik, Artur

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  • Standardizes the concepts of leg stiffness found in the literature
  • Provides the theoretical background needed for understanding the measurement of leg stiffness during vertical jumps 
  • Illustrates that for vertical jumps to maximal height, "optimal" values of leg stiffness should be used
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This book presents a thorough description and critical discussion of different approaches to measuring leg stiffness during vertical jumps, as well as practical applications. Various topics covered include the applicability of the spring-mass (linear) model of the human motion system, leg stiffness controversies and interpretations, and computational and measuring methods of leg stiffness during vertical jumps. Additionally, a description of a research project performed expressly for inclusion in this book is given; the study aims to determine normative values for leg stiffness for young, healthy, non-athletes during single vertical jumps to maximal and specific heights. A final chapter covers additional perspectives, enabling the reader to acquire different perspectives on measuring leg stiffness during vertical jumps across a breadth of information and interpretations.

Measuring Leg Stiffness During Vertical Jumps: Theory and Methods is an ideal book for researchers and practitioners in the fields of biomedical engineering, biomechanics, and sport sciences.

About the authors

Artur Struzik is Associate Professor in the Department of Team Sport Games at University School of Physical Education in Wrocław, Poland. He graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education of the University School of Physical Education in Wrocław in 2010. In 2014 he received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Biomechanics of the University School of Physical Education in Wrocław. He habilitated in the field of sport science in 2018.

He has (co)authored more than 50 publications including 22 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, one book chapter, one popular science work and 28 post-conference reports. Since 2012 he has contributed to 6 national and international projects from public, university and EU funds, 2 of them being coordinated by him. He is engaged as a reviewer for 12 international journals. He is an active member of Polish Society of Biomechanics, European Society of Biomechanics, International Society of Biomechanics in Sports and European College of Sport Science.

His current research focus are on the human motion analysis and sport biomechanics with special interest on vertical jump, muscle elastic properties, plyometric training and antagonist muscle groups strength ratio.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31794-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31793-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measuring Leg Stiffness During Vertical Jumps
Book Subtitle
Theory and Methods
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31794-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31794-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31793-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 128
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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