Course Content

This short course aims to help you make sense of force plates, what they measure and how you can use them to inform and better your diagnostics and programming. Specifically, you are introduced to:

  • Force plate technology – an explanation of the different types of force plates and their strengths and weaknesses; a list of factors you should consider prior to leasing or purchasing a force plate; the rationale for incorporating force plates into your practice; a brief treatise of how they can be used to assess balance, gait and jumping and what they measure.

  • Countermovement jump – One of the most used jump assessments, so this resource looks at the different phases (n = 7) of the countermovement and the information it can provide in terms of assessment and programming. A case study is presented and exercises are provided that link to the phase analysis of the CMJ.

  • Countermovement jump advanced – the CMJ phase and signals are discussed in more detail. There are over 200 variables that can be quantified by a force plate so this resource looks at the variables that are the more important for guiding your analysis and programming.  Some exercise suggestions related to assessing and training impulse are also discussed.

Cost: $30 USD

Access: Lifetime of JC Online

Modules: 3, as outlined above

Learning Hours: Approximately 3

Founder of JC Online - PhD (Auckland), Bed, MA (Canada), Dip High Performance Coaching (Canada), Dip PE, Dip Tchng. Professor John Cronin

Hi, I am John Cronin, AKA JC and I am a Professor in Strength and Conditioning. I am primarily an educator, researcher, and mentor. I have two passions – one related to improving human movement, athleticism and sporting performance via strength and conditioning, and the other related to sharing this information with others.

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