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The vertical jump test is a test often used to assess lower body power (Haff and Triplett, 2016). The six-minute walk test (6MWT) has been useful in assessing for a variety of respiratory or cardiac diseases (Olsson, 2005). The 6MWT requires participants to walk as far as they can in the six minutes, which is physically taxing on the body (Olsson, 2005). Studies have found that a gradual, progressive warmup can improve performance whereas static stretching can negatively impact performance (Vetter, 2007). The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of a 6MWT, and a 6-minute treadmill walk test on vertical jump. It was hypothesized that the six-minute treadmill test would produce a higher vertical jump than the 6MWT because of the oxidative work the 6MWT requires.

Publication Date

Spring 2022


Boiling Springs, NC


Medicine and Health Sciences | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Sports Sciences

The Effect of the 6-Minute Walk Test on Vertical Leap