Vertical jump test assessment in non-athlete adults: Systematic review




Vertical jump test, Sargent jump, Countermovement jump, Drop jump, Performance assessment, Non-athletes adults


Vertical impulse tests usually designated “jump tests”, are regularly carried out in the assessment of physical performance in athletic performers. The present review aims to explore if such tests can be part of the performance evaluation processes in non-athlete performers. To achieve this, a systematic review was conducted according to PRISMA standards. The databases Pubmed, CINAHL Plus, Medline Complete and Google Scholar were accessed. After applying the inclusion and exclusion criteria, seven articles were selected. Overall conclusions indicate that countermovement jump (CMJ) gathered consensus as the preferred method to evaluate physical performance, particularly with the contribution of upper limbs movement and self-selected range of angular knee joint flexion. Other information gathered include test procedures to enhance vertical test results and the gender influence on test results.


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Baptista, I., Abrantes, J., & Atalaia, T. (2019). Vertical jump test assessment in non-athlete adults: Systematic review. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 14(4proc), S543-S557.