Regulation data for the horizontal jump of children and adolescents

  • Rossana Gomez-Campos Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca, Chile.
  • Ruben Vidal-Espinoza Universidad Católica Silva Henriquez, Santiago, Chile.
  • Luis Felipe Castelli Correia de Campos Universidad del Bío Bío, Chillán, Chile.
  • Cynthia Lee Andruske Centro de Investigación, CINEMAROS, Arequipa, Chile.
  • Jose Sulla-Torres Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru.
  • Camilo Urra-Albornoz Escuela de Kinesiología, Facultad de Salud, Universidad Santo Tomás, Chile.
  • Wilbert Cossio-Bolaños Universidad Privada San Juan Bautista, Lima, Peru.
  • Fernando Alvear-Vasquez Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Chile.
  • Jorge Mendez-Cornejo Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca, Chile.
  • Marco Cossio-Bolaños | mcossio1972@hotmail.com Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca, Chile.

Abstract

The Horizontal Jump (HJ) is a daily tool that could be used to categorize the level of muscle fitness performance of the lower limbs. The goal was to compare the muscle fitness with those of international studies and to propose percentiles to assess the HJ performance of children and adolescents. A cross-sectional study was conducted. A total number of 3023 children and adolescents between the ages of 6.0 to 17.9 were studied. Weight, height, waist circumference (WC), and lower limb muscle fitness were evaluated. The student HJ performance values in Chile were inferior when compared to HJ performance in Brazil, Poland and Europe. For the Greek study, differences occurred only from age 6 to 15 years old. In comparison to Colombia, students showed better muscle fitness performance. These differences appeared in childhood and lasted until the beginning of adolescence. Percentiles were created to assess the lower limb fitness being an easy tool to be used and applied to classify lower limb strength.

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Gomez-Campos, R., Vidal-Espinoza, R., Castelli Correia de Campos, L. F., Andruske, C. L., Sulla-Torres, J., Urra-Albornoz, C., Cossio-Bolaños, W., Alvear-Vasquez, F., Mendez-Cornejo, J., & Cossio-Bolaños, M. (2021). Regulation data for the horizontal jump of children and adolescents. European Journal of Translational Myology, 31(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/ejtm.2021.9461

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