Injury prevention

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The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between isokinetic measurements and the vertical jump performance in female basketball athletes. The medical records and strength and conditioning measurements of 11 female NCAA-I basketball athletes were examined for vertical jump measurements and isokinetic measurements of the knee. This study found moderate to high correlation of the isokinetic measurements at 60o/sec (r2=0.9806)and 180o/sec (r2=0.9952)and vertical jump performance. The average power in the quadriceps at 60o/sec (p2= 0.8334)was the only variable that was significantly correlated with vertical jump height. The results demonstrate the possible influence of isokinetic variables such as power and peak torque on vertical jump performance.