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Movement Review: Drop Jump

A movement review is an excellent touch point to see exactly what DARI can collect and to better understand its importance in your motion health!

The drop jump is a great movement to review for both athletic development and injury avoidance. First, to review athletic development, we will look at the elasticity inside the musculoskeletal system. With the ability of hyper-loading the eccentric phase of the jump, a movement professional can evaluate an athlete's ability to transition that force with a short amortization phase and create an explosive jump. This is a bedrock example of applying the science behind the force velocity curve and rating the reactive strength index (RSI).

Next, to review the injury avoidance opportunities inside this movement! As the athlete lands from this jump (first landing/loading) the movement professional can better understand how the athlete decelerate. Metrics around absorption depth and loading angles help illustrate stiffness inside the musculoskeletal system. Lastly, there is a review of their biomechanical alignment. The variables of valgus and hip adduction are a few that can be used to gather a deeper understanding of their injury risk.

As you can see, the depth jump has a treasure of information and should be included in your movement screen to better evaluate more athletic populations.

DARI is the only system in the world that can give you all the kinematics and kinetics inside 1 single piece of technology. No extra devices, no sensors, no markers. Just DARI.


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