Amonette et al reported an equation for estimating peak power during a vertical jump by an adolescent or young adult. The authors are the University of Houston Clear Lake and California State University.

Subject selection: 12 to 24 years of age



(1) vertical height distance in centimeters

(2) body mass in kilograms


peak power in watts =

= (63.6 * (vertical distance)) + (42.7 * (body mass)) - 1846.5



• The standard error of the estimate was 250.7 watts.

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