Effectiveness of Repeated Sprint Ability (RSA) Development in Youth Soccer Players

Abstract: This research aimed at finding out the effectiveness of a 6-week training program aimed at developing repeated sprint ability (RSA) of U19 soccer players. The experimental group consisted of elite youth soccer players (n = 14) in the club of the Slovak First league U19. Three different tests were used to obtain data: Bangsbo …

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The Deadlift and Jumping Performance in Sports

Introduction Based on the assumption of maximal strength as a basic ability, several studies show a high influence of maximum strength on jumping performance in several sport athletes. However, there is a wide range of correlations from r = 0.17–0.9 between squat 1RM and jumping performance in different sports. Additionally, there are only a few studies investigating …

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Enhancing Speed, Agility, and Anaerobic Capacity via a Shuttle Run Exercise Model 

Background: The performance of an athlete can be measured based on physical ability, functional anatomy, and sports’ characteristics and their physical bio-motor properties. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to analyze speed, agility, and anaerobic capacity after high-intensity interval training based on the Tuja-Shuttle Run exercise model and to determine the appropriate high-intensity interval training model …

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Predictive Validity of the 40-yard dash Physical Skills Test and Draft Position in the NFL Draft

To determine whether faster times by offensive and defensive positions correlate to higher draft positions in the NFL draft, the authors of this study looked into the correlation between the National  League (NFL) combine test results of the 40-yard dash. Data was collected and analyzed from 1,009 players invited to the NFL combine between 2018 …

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Effects of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) on the Strength, Speed, and Endurance of Tennis and other Racket Sport Athletes

This study aims to present a critical review of the existing literature on the effects of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on strength, speed, and endurance performance among racket sports athletes. A systematic literature review involving various well-known academic and scientific databases were used for research collection. Out of 27 relevant studies, 10 were selected for …

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Change of Direction (COD) Speed in Sports Competition

The aim of this study was to test Sixty-one male athletes (age: 20.7 ± 3.8 years, height: 1.77 ± 0.06 m, mass: 74.7 ± 10.0 kg) from multiple sports (soccer, rugby, and cricket) in 6 trials of the modified and traditional 505 on their right leg, whereby 3D motion and ground reaction force data were …

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Effects of High-Intensity Interval Training on Strength, Speed, and Endurance Performance Among Racket Sports Players

This study aims to present a critical review of the existing literature on the effects of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on strength, speed, and endurance performance among racket sports athletes. This study conducted a systematic literature review by PRISMA guidelines. Various well-known academic and scientific databases were used for research collection, including PubMed, EBSCOhost, Scopus, …

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Effect of Plyometric Exercises for Development of Speed Among Sprinters

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of Plyometric Exercises for development of Speed among Sprinters of Khammam District in Telangana State. The sample for the present study consists of 40 Male Sprinters of Khammam District, out of which 20 are experimental group and 20 are controlled group. Plyometric exercises …

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Effects of Flexibility and Strength Training on Peak Hamstring Musculotendinous Strains During Sprinting

Background: Hamstring injury is one of the most common injuries in sports involving sprinting. Hamstring flexibility and strength are often considered to be modifiable risk factors in hamstring injury. Understanding the effects of hamstring flexibility or strength training on the biomechanics of the hamstring muscles during sprinting could assist in improving prevention strategies and rehabilitation related to these injuries. …

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A Systematic Review of Intervention Programs that Produced Changes in Speed and Explosive Strength in Youth Footballers

A soccer player should possess a reasonable level of different skills and abilities, so the playing position, level of training, style of play, physical and physiological demands can influence his performance. The objective was to identify the intervention programs that have been applied in search of generating positive effects on explosive strength and speed in …

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