Elastic Index formula 
01072013, 01:38 AM
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Elastic Index formula
I notice the elastic index formula on page 41 of software manual is CMJSJ/SJ * 100, i always understood the elastic index formula was CMJSJ/CMJ *100?
Can someone elaborate? thanks Ciaran 

01112013, 09:51 PM
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RE: Elastic Index formula
(01072013 01:38 AM)cgkeogh Wrote: I notice the elastic index formula on page 41 of software manual is CMJSJ/SJ * 100, i always understood the elastic index formula was CMJSJ/CMJ *100? Hello Ciaran Sorry for my late answer I tought the formula came from Bosco, Luhtanen & Komi 1983, "A Simple Method for Measurement of Mechanical Power in Jumping", but it doesn't. In Bosco & Komi 1979, "Mechanical Characteristics and Fiber Composition of Human Leg Extensor Muscles" they talk about the observed differences between CMJ and SJ but they do not offer comparative calculations In Bosco 1994, spanish book: "La valoración de la fuerza con el test de bosco" he writes on "elastic index" as a comparison between CMJ and SJ, (pag 97). I understand CMJSJ. This is related to elastic capacity by other authors. In Bosco 2000, spanish book: "La fuerza muscular", I found in page 252: "When we compare CMJ/SJ ...", and in page 258 I found: "If we compare the relationship (CMJ/SJ) ...". Then he seem to use this CMJ/SJ instead of the elasticity index. In Josep Ma Padullés PhD Thesis, page 354, I found the "(CMJSJ) /SJ" formula and a reference to Bosco 1986 but sadly this is not referenced on the bibliography by mistake. If you search in Google: "elasticity index" CMJ SJ Bosco, you found some pages like: topendsports that uses the "(CMJSJ) /CMJ" formula: http://www.topendsports.com/testing/boscoergojump.htm or this article: http://www.free4act.com/1/upload/relazio...rs_eng.pdf that uses this formula Muscle elasticity = ((CMJSJ)/CMJ)100 others like these articles use the "(CMJSJ)/SJ": http://cdeporte.rediris.es/revista/inpre...ad457e.pdf If you search in Google Scholar "CMJ  SJ / CMJ", you find 13 results. http://scholar.google.es/scholar?q=%22CM..._sdt=0%2C5 There are some articles that use this formula, and others like this that uses "IE", elasticty index, but they don't tell the used formula: http://www.revistakronos.com/docs/File/k..._15_12.pdf If you search in Google Scholar "CMJ  SJ / SJ", you find 18 results: http://scholar.google.es/scholar?q=%22CM..._sdt=0%2C5 and you can see clearly the formula on some of them Some other articles: http://cdeporte.rediris.es/revista/revis...alto68.htm uses "/SJ" formula In my humble opinion, is better to use the "/SJ" because it refers to an improvement. You expect that CMJ is greater and for this reason is better to show it putting SJ in the denominator. I published a link to this question in spanish forum (it's lot more active than english forum) and I hope that someone will help us: http://foro.chronojump.org/showthread.php?tid=1287 Cheers 

03242014, 07:30 PM
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I'm writing a paper on jumping performance and I'm struggling with the references of this Index. In Bosco (2002). La valutazione della forza con il test di bosco. Società Stampa Sportiva, Roma. he write only about CMJSJ, but in many papers you can find authors citing Bosco's papers regarding the computation of elastic index as follow: (CMJSJ)/(SJ)*100, but I'm starting to think that he has never written that formula. Maybe others authors use it only to report the result in percentage.


03252014, 07:12 AM
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RE: Elastic Index formula
Hello
CMJSJ is elastic capacity ( (CMJSJ) / SJ ) * 100 is elastic index but there's one problem you have to know, Chronojump always used the flight time values of this jumps, but seems that Bosco has used the height values of this jumps. Is not the same because height is quadratic, there's a notable difference between both. Chronojump version 1.4.1 (published in two days) will fix a problem with encoder conversion. Chronojump 1.4.2 (published in two weeks more or less) will have an option on preferences to choose between use height or flight time in index calculations. Cheers 

03292014, 12:51 AM
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So elastic index is elastic capacity in percentage, is right? Anyway I can compute elastic capacity from the jump heights derived from flight times.
Thanks 

03292014, 04:52 AM
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09122014, 07:54 PM
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RE: Elastic Index formula
Is the (CMJSJ) /CMJ formula a reliable one? I saw it on the top end sports website but haven't seen it anywhere else.


01292015, 09:48 PM
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hello!
Thank for you for this. We'll try to rebuild a thicker 10 m platform using rods. The one we've built didn't work. 

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