The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of movie observation and motor imagery intervention during the pre-set phase (prior to jumping off the platform), on drop jump (DJ) performance and the variables of lower leg kinetics. Three male jumpers performed the DJ under three different conditions (Normal, Movie, and Imagery) from a drop height of 0.3 m. The performance variables and joint kinetics were measured. The DJ performance tended to improve with the intervention of movie and imagery condition. Moreover, the negative ankle joint and positive hip joint kinetics variables (power and work) tended to improve with the intervention of movie and imagery condition. Therefore, it was suggested that movie observation and motor imagery intervention could improve DJ performance and the force exerted by lower leg, which affects performance.
YOSHIDA, TAKUYA; ZUSHI, AMANE; MAEMURA, HIROHIKO; and TANIGAWA, SATORU
"EFFECTS OF MOVIE OBSERVATION AND MOTOR IMAGERY ON PERFORMANCE AND JOINT KINETICS DURING TAKE-OFF IN DROP JUMP,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 39:
1, Article 98.
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