The purpose of this study was to examine the immediate effects of kinematic feedback on vertical jump performance. Twenty recreationally active women were randomly assigned to the treatment or control group. Participants performed five maximal countermovement jumps pre-feedback and five jumps post-feedback. Visual and verbal feedback based on the mover’s pre-feedback jumps was provided to the treatment group. All participants were also allowed to view their jump performance on video. Treatment participants made reductions in maximal knee flexion (p=0.003) and depth of descent (p=0.003) but no significant changes in jump height (p=0.07), pre- to post-feedback. These findings suggest kinematic feedback is an effective means of modifying movement, however, the feedback in the present study did not result in improvement in jump height.
Garcia-Krauss, Paula; Hsieh, ChengTu; and Mache, Melissa A.
"EFFECTS OF KINEMATIC FEEDBACK ON VERTICAL JUMP PERFORMANCE,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 39:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol39/iss1/12