Lara-Sanchez et al reported an equation for predicting peak power output by an adolescent during a vertical jump test. The authors are from the University of Jaen in Spain and Manchester Metropolitan University in England.

Patient selection:boys and girls from 13 to 15 years of age


Testing: vertical jump test



(1) body mass in kilograms

(2) vertical jump distance in cm

(3) sex


peak power output in watts for boys =

= (37.1 * (weight)) + (61.8 * (jump distance)) - 1941.6


peak power output in watts for girls =

= (45 * (weight)) + (31 * (jump distance)) - 1045.4

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