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Power-Related Determinants of Modified Agility T-test Performance in Male Adolescent Basketball Players.

Scanlan, A.T., Wen, N., Pyne, D.B., Stojanović, E., Milanović, Z., Conte, D., Vaquera, Alejandro and Dalbo, V.J. (2019) Power-Related Determinants of Modified Agility T-test Performance in Male Adolescent Basketball Players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 35 (8). pp. 2248-2254. ISSN 1064-8011 Online: 1533-4287

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Scanlan, AT, Wen, N, Pyne, DB, Stojanović, E, Milanović, Z, Conte, D, Vaquera, A, and Dalbo, VJ. Power-related determinants of Modified Agility T-test performance in male adolescent basketball players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2019-Although the Modified Agility T-test (MAT) has been advocated for assessing change-of-direction performance in basketball, the power-related attributes emphasized during the test are unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify the power-related determinants of the MAT in basketball players. A cross-sectional, descriptive research design was used whereby national- and state-level male adolescent basketball players (n = 24; 17.3 ± 0.5 years) completed a battery of power-related performance tests. The tests administered included the MAT, isometric midthigh pull, 10-m sprint, countermovement jump, 1-step vertical jump, standing long jump, and repeated lateral bound. Associations between performance during the MAT and other tests were quantified, and performance in each test was compared between faster (>50th percentile) and slower (<50th percentile) players in the MAT. The MAT exhibited large correlations (p < 0.05) with standing long jump distance (r = -0.67, R = 45%), countermovement jump relative peak force (r = -0.63, R = 39%), isometric midthigh pull relative peak force (r = -0.55, R = 30%), and 10-m sprint time (r = 0.53, R = 28%). The faster group performed better (p < 0.05) during the standing long jump (mean difference; ±90% confidence limits: 0.16; ±0.12 m) and produced greater (p < 0.05) relative peak force during the isometric midthigh pull (2.5; ±2.3 N·kg) and countermovement jump (2.1; ±1.8 N·kg) than the slower group. The MAT complements other power-related tests used in basketball and stresses basketball-specific, power-related attributes in various movement planes. These data can inform training and testing approaches to optimize change-of-direction performance in basketball.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: change-of-direction, speed, standing long jump, strength, isometric midthigh pull, basketball players
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Alejandro Vaquera
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2019 14:53
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 09:14

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