PUBLIC TENDER OF THE SPORTS FOUNDATION FOR THE CO-FINANCING OF SPORTS PROGRAMS, DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN SPORT, SPORTS EVENTS AND PROMOTION OF SPORT, AND SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY IN SPORT IN 2021
Duration of the project:
1.1.2021 – 31.12.2021
University of Primorska, Faculty of Health Sciences
Research shows that the force-velocity relationship in multi-joint movements (e.g., jumping, squatting, running) is approximately linear. Evaluation of the force-velocity-power (FVP) profile is an increasingly used method in sports diagnostics and athletic training. Despite the fact that the training model based on the FVP relationship has a meaningful theoretical background, it is first necessary to define the most reliable measurement protocols, on the basis of which training interventions may be designed. Only then will we be able to infer the actual effects of exercise based on the FVP relationship on the performance and incidence of injuries. Accordingly, the objectives of our program are as follows:
- to assess the validity and reliability of the on-field evaluation of the FVP relationship on different examples of movement patterns (sprints, jumps, throws, bench press).
- to explore the relationships among the FVP profiles topologically (between the upper and lower part of the body) and different movements (cyclic and acyclic).
- to investigate how training interventions based on an individual’s FVP profile affect the risk of injury and performance in sport-specific situations.
The project is cofinanced by the Slovenian Sports Foundation.