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Medicina dello Sport 2009 September;62(3):265-72

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Correlation of vertical jump performance with flexibility in young soccer players

Siahkouhian M., Faramoushi M., Hedayatnejad M.

Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran


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Aim. The aim of the study is to determine whether vertical jump performance correlates with flexibility in young male soccer players.
Methods. Twenty two young soccer players (mean [SD] age 20.1 (1.2) years, height 172.5 [0.77] cm, weight 71.6 [3.37] kg, and maximal oxygen uptake 43.1 [4.3] mL/kg/min) were tested for vertical jump performance and flexibility.
Results. There was a significant but low correlation between vertical jump performance and flexibility (R2=0.074).
Conclusions. Increased muscles flexibility has not high correlation with the vertical jump performance. Because of different affecting factors, future research should involve the effect of flexibility training on performance during soccer games.

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