Force-time Characteristics of the Countermovement Jump: Analyzing the Curve in Excel

Shyam Chavda, Tom Bromley, Paul Jarvis, Steve Williams, Chris Bishop, Anthony Turner, Jason Lake, Peter Mundy

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Increased popularity in the utilization of force plates to measure countermovement jumps for performance monitoring warrants the need for strength and conditioning coaches and sport scientists to better understand its force time characteristics and the calculation of its associated variables. This article aims to provide information on how to understand and analyze the force time curve of CMJ’s in Microsoft Excel, thus providing practitioners an inexpensive and accessible alternative to readily available software on the market.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-77
Number of pages11
JournalStrength & Conditioning Journal
Issue number2
Early online date11 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018


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