TESTING EXPLOSIVE POWER
The results of various testing methods of explosive power cannot be applied across sports groups, and many of the tests may be influenced by factors other than explosiveness. The use of testing methods employed in studies (e.g., vertical jump, 30 m sprint, depth jumps, stair sprinting, cycle ergometer, ball throwing, etc.) to predict performance potential is questionable at best.
Implication. When testing, close attention should be paid to test validity but, given the current tests available, there are few, if any, useful tests of explosive power other than the activity itself.
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