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October 30, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: The Dynamic Strength Index, often referred to as the dynamic strength deficit, measures the difference between an athlete’s maximal and explosive strength capacity. However, the term “index” is preferred over “deficit”, as it’s an...

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July 10, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: The countermovement jump (CMJ) is a simple, practical, valid, and very reliable measure of lower-body power. As a consequence, it is no surprise that this has become a cornerstone test for many strength and...

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June 5, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: Considered as the ‘gold-standard’ test for measuring maximum strength or explosive strength in non-laboratory environments, the 1RM test can be conducted on a large variety of populations, from children aged 6+ years, to middle-aged...

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January 27, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: The incremental drop jump reactive strength index test was developed to measure the reactive jump capacity of athletes, and to determine how they cope with the stress imposed on their body from plyometric activities....

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