Strength & Conditioning

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of sex and additional load during countermovement jumps on hip, knee, and ankle joint kinematics. For this purpose, a total of 25 female and male participants performed barbell-loaded countermovement jumps with up to 80% of body mass. No significant main effect of sex on any of the kinematic parameters was found. The additional load resulted in a significant decrease in hip, knee, and ankle joint angles in the sagittal plane and an increase of the absolute performance time. Significant differences were also found in the frontal and transverse plane kinematics. Hence, since changes in kinematics of all three anatomical planes could increase the risk of injury, they should be closely monitored.