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Complex Training and Sprint Performance by NASEinc

Complex Training with Male Rugby Players: Complex training involves the integration of strength training, plyometrics, and sport-specific movements. A single workout may involve intense strength exercises followed by a plyometric exercise to simultaneously train the nervous system and
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Ground Reaction Force and Acceleration

The importance of ground reaction force (GRF) and the speed with which force is applied during the pushing action away from the ground cannot be overemphasized.These two factors are major determinants of sprint performance for athletes in all sports during each phase of a short sprint
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Force Plate Technology and Sprint Performance

1/19/18 NASE Blog Post: Although expensive force plate technology has been around for decades in the labs of researchers, it is now beginning to find its way to university and professional sports teams. Researcher Weyand and colleagues, for example, have used a treadmill-mounted force
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*Mechanical Determinants of Faster Change of Direction Speed Performance in Male Athletes

Change of Direction (COD) requires high-speed stopping and starting, acceleration, faking, cutting and reaccelerating, and also contains both a physical and perceptual-cognitive component. Physical components include ground reaction force (GRF), proper form and technique, and sport-sp
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Ground Reaction Forces During the Acceleration and Maximum Speed Phase of a Short Sprint

Force, Motion, Speed: A grounded perspective on human running performance: Research has resolved the controversy over what prevents an athlete from sprinting faster once “0” accleration is attained. Previous logic supporting horizontally-directed force as the main factor preventing in
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Force, Motion, Speed: A Grounded Perspective on Human Running Performance

Sprinting speed during all four phases of a short sprint is determined by the ratio of body weight/ground reaction force (maximum forces applied to the ground in relation to body mass). In theory, improvement occurs by altering one or both of these variables: eliminating excess body f
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Association of sprint performance with ground reaction forces during the acceleration and maximal speed phases in a single sprint.

The speed with which all four phases of a short sprint (start, acceleration, maximum speed, and deceleration) are completed depends upon the amount of force applied during the pushing action away from the ground (ground reaction force – GRF) each foot strike, and the speed with
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Comparison of a push-up vs. bench press program for increasing strength and size

While the squat is regarded as the king of lower body exercises, the bench press ‘takes the cake’ for upper body exercises. The bench press is an excellent movement for developing strength, but there are several situations where this exercise may not be feasible. For examp
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Effect of match time and location on sleep quality in professional soccer players

Inadequate recovery can substantially impact athletic performance and increase risk of illness or injury. Therefore, it’s no surprise that organizations invest plenty of time and money in technologies and facilities that are intended to enhance and speed up the recovery process.
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Neuromuscular training before practice improves performance in youth tennis players

Neuromuscular training for youth athletes typically involves calisthenics, plyometric exercises, change of direction drills and speed training. Ample research has demonstrated that pre-pubertal athletes can significantly improve markers of performance with neuromuscular training despi
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