A biomechanical perspective of the Jump Shot in Basketball.
Basketball players usually score points during the game using the jump shot. For this reason, the jump shot is considered to be the most important element of technique in basketball and requires a high level of performance.
We share a study whose aim was to compare the biomechanical characteristics of the lower limbs during a jump shot without the ball and a countermovement jump without an arm swing.
The most interesting aspect of the study methods focused on the use of two evaluation systems: the Kistler force plate and the BTS SMART system for motion analysis, making a huge difference while analyzisng the pattern. This finding suggests a very high performance level in the jump shot in the studied group and a maximum use of their motor abilities.
Moreover, both types of jumps were characterised by high mean and peak power values and average heights.
In conclusion the study recommends the use of the countermovement jump without an arm swing to assess and predict the progression of player’s jumping ability.
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