Relationship between long jump and triple jump distances and the performance in running, jumping and stre

Victor Machado Reis, Rui Cabral, André Luiz Carneiro, Antônio José Silva, Felipe José Aidar


The use of test batteries is the most common procedure to assess the specific preparation status of athletes. This procedure is also observed in the case of horizontal jumpers (long and triple jump). The aim of the present study was to investigate the associations between the performance in the long jump and in the triple jump and the performance in running, jumping and strength tests. Forty-five male physical education students performed competitions in long jump and triple jump after a month of technique learning. A week later, they were submitted to the following tests: 1) 20 m maximum-speed running (20m); 2) standing long jump; 3) standing triple jump with alternate legs (TS); 4) maximum and mean isometric strength; 5) Squat Jump; 6) Counter Movement Jump; 7) Drop Jump. The 20m and the TS were the tests that showed a larger association with the competitive performance in the horizontal jumps and, altogether, they were able to explain about 50% of the variance of the results in the long jump and in the triple jump. We conclude that the 20m and the TS can be used to predict the performance of novices in the long jump and in the triple jump with an acceptable error (»6% e »4%, respectively). The results also suggest that running and horizontal jumping field tests are preferable than laboratory tests to assess the jumper’s fitness.


Saltos horizontais; Testes; Terreno; Laboratório; Predição; Horizontal tests; Tests; Field vs laboratory; Prediction


The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. Bras. Cineantropom. Desempenho Hum, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references. E-ISSN 1980-0037, impressa ISSN 1415-8426, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.