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01
2020

What is the 10 to 5 Repeated Hop Test?

The repeated hop test is an assessment in which an athlete hops a predetermined number of times—often five or ten—consecutively, with the goal of maximizing the ratio of their flight time to ground contact time. Flight time divided by ground contact time is referred to as reactive strength index (RS...

11
30
2020

What is the Squat Jump Test and why use it?

The Squat Jump (SJ) test is used to assess lower-body concentric power. Squat Jumps are specific to strength and explosive sport competition, as many actions start in a static position (Haun, 2015). Removing the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) from the jump test helps us better understand an athlete’...

11
25
2020

What is the Countermovement Jump (CMJ) Test?

The Countermovement Jump (CMJ) is a vertical jump test performed by having an athlete quickly squat to a self-selected depth and then jump as high as possible. It is the first jump in our force plate assessment and is used to both determine lower body power via jump height and to measure lower limb...

11
19
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week — November 19

Here are two studies the R&D department at Driveline read this week: Optimisation of the upper body motion for production of the bat-head speed in baseball batting As we get closer to implementing 3D motion capture with our gold-standard biomechanics lab in hitting (which we primarily use for pi...

11
15
2020

Training Bat Speed: Why Moving Fast is Important

Speed is the name of the game if you’re a rotational athlete. The recent publicity surrounding Bryson DeChambeau and Rory McIlroy has brought training club head speed to the eyes of many looking for an edge this offseason.  DeChambeau spent his downtime training with one intention: to lead the tour...

11
05
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week — November 5

Here are three studies the R&D department at Driveline read this week: Cross-sectional comparison of the probabilistic structure in the distribution of pitching location among baseball pitchers of different ages Studying the skill of command in pitching seems like an easy task—but that’s not nec...

10
30
2020

Plus Week 2020

Plus week is here, Driveline’s once a year weeklong event with significant discounts on Driveline gear and products for Driveline Plus members. Driveline Plus is our annual membership that includes: Discounts on Driveline equipment and packages Access to our library of educational content Exclusive...

10
22
2020

Caught Looking: Articles of the Week — Oct. 22

Here are three studies the R&D department at Driveline read this week: Movement Form of the Overarm Throw for Children at 6, 10, and 14 Years of Age A few weeks ago, in the 8/27 edition of Caught Looking, we discussed a motor learning study from Dr. Rob Gray at Arizona State University. This stu...