Systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of contrast training on vertical jump performance

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Author list: Pojskic, Haris
Publication year: 2019
Start page: 63
End page: 78
Number of pages: 16
ISSN: 1524-1602
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The purpose of this article was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of contrast training (CT) On vertical jump performance. Thirteen of 83 studies were included for systematic review, whereas 10 studies were used for meta-analysis. Meta-analysis revealed greater countermovement jump (CMJ) gains in CT than in resistance training (RT) (Effect Size [ES] = 1.30; confidence interval [CI] = 0.31-2.30). Similarly, CT displayed higher CMJ than control (ES = 1.46; CI = 0.46-2.46). In conclusion, CT showed greater improvement in CMJ compared with RT and CON. For a video abstract of this article, see video, supplemental digital content 1, Http://LINKS.LWW.COM/SCJ/A247.

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