The Tests

Protocols

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Countermovement Jump

The CMJ is the standard of jump testing. A repeatable and easy to perform test, the CMJ provides deep insight into athletic ability, and is a great example of a relatively slow stretch-shortening cycle (eccentric-concentric contraction).

Squat Jump

The concentric-only vertical jump gives insight into how an athlete functions without the benefit of an eccentric-loading phase. It’s the countermovement jump without the countermovement.

Drop Jump

A long-time standard test for reactivity, the drop jump requires a fast stretch-shortening cycle and gives insight into an athlete’s elasticity and reactive strength.

Isometric Test

The Isometric test is used for Isometric mid-thigh pull tests, and can be used for any other isometric test where RFD (rate of force development) is of interest. Isometric squats and isometric hamstring tests are easily performed using this protocol.