The explosive power of the lower limbs in basketball and handball players

Basketball and handball are sports which require almost the same physical abilities. Since horizontal jumps and vertical jumps are the predominant elements of the game in both sports, their successful realization depends on the explosive power of the lower limbs. The aim of this research was to determine the significance of the differences of the explosive power of the lower limbs in basketball and handball players. Thirty participants took part in the research, 15 basketball and 15 handball players, all from Niš. A set of six variables was applied for evaluating the horizontal (3 Hop Test, One Leg Triple Jump and Standing Long Jump Test) and vertical jump (Bosko-Abalakov Jump- CMJ, Vertical Jump - run up and single leg take off and Squat Jump - SJ). The results of the univariate analysis of a single variable (ANOVA) show that basketball players achieved statistically better results in the vertical jump tests, whereas handball players did better in the horizontal jump tests.
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Subjects: handball basketball male high performance sport elite sport explosive strength leg jump
Notations: sport games
Published in: Facta Universitatis: Series Physical Education and Sport
Published: 2015
Volume: 13
Issue: 1
Pages: 1-9
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced