PAMPILIO CUSANO, SALVATORE IOVINO, DOMENICO TAFURI
Parthenope University, Via Medina, 40 - Naples, Italy
Introduction: The assessment of the athlete’s conditional abilities is a key performance index in sports games. In the foot- ball field, we proposed a correlation of gender differences in strength abilities of both female and male athletes.
Materials and methods: The experimentation was carried out on two groups of footballer athletes of the same age and of different genders. The Bosco’s Test, more specifically the Counter Movement Jump, was employed as a reference model, through a recently introduced tool called Chronojump, and a new test model, called Powersprint, considering both them as performance indexes for two groups of athletes, in order to study the athlete's explosive-elastic muscle strength.
Results: The male gender registered a higher muscle strength expression in both tests.
Discussion: The assessment of the lower limbs strength is closely linked to the sports practice of football. The Powersprint tool can be employed for analyzing athletes' motor abilities.
Muscle Strength, Counter-Movement Jump, Powersprint, Assessment