International Journal of Exercise Science 12(6): 515-525, 2019. The objective of this study was to examine the predictive value of the Triple Hop for Distance (THD) physical performance test to assess lower extremity (LE) strength and power in individuals donning firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE). Thirty-one healthy participants completed the THD in firefighter PPE on both the dominant and non-dominant limb. Dependent variables included LE power (vertical jump height [cm]) on a jump mat, and LE strength of the quadriceps and hamstrings (peak torque [Nm]) on an isokinetic dynamometer. THD was a strong predictor of LE power on the dominant (p
Rogers, Sean M.; Winkelmann, Zachary K.; Eberman, Lindsey E.; and Games, Kenneth E.
"Triple Hop for Distance as a Predictor of Lower Extremity Performance in Firefighter Equipment,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 12
6, Pages 515 - 525.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol12/iss6/6