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The Isometric Midthigh Pull in Basketball: An Effective Predictor of Sprint and Jump Performance in Male, Adolescent Players

Published on Mar 1, 2020in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance3.979
· DOI :10.1123/ijspp.2019-0107
Aaron T. Scanlan12
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Neal Wen3
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+ 5 AuthorsVincent J. Dalbo21
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