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Horizontal Ground Reaction Force Production and Previous Hamstring Injuries, Blog entry by NASEinc

Research Study Objectives: To quantify changes in running kinetics and kinematics during a repeated-sprint test in football players, and explore the sensitivity and specificity with which these variables can identify previous hamstring injury. Design: Western Australia State League fo
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Built for Speed: Musculoskeletal Structure and Sprinting Ability, Blog Entry by NASEinc

This study reveals both hereditary sprint performance advantages and disadvantages of musculoskeletal structure in humans.       Abstract: The musculoskeletal structure of the foot and ankle has the potential to influence human sprinting performance in complex ways. A large Achilles&#
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Kinetic Demands of Sprinting Shift Across the Acceleration Phase: Novel Analysis of Entire Force Waveforms , Blog entry by NASEinc

Abstract: A novel approach of analyzing complete ground reaction force waveforms rather than discrete kinetic variables can provide new insight to sprint biomechanics. This study aimed to understand how these waveforms are associated with better performance across entire sprint accele
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Backward Sprinting and Sports Performance, Blog Entry by NASEinc

Abstract: Backward running (BR) is a form of locomotion that occurs in short bursts during many overground field and court sports. It has also traditionally been used in clinical settings as a method to rehabilitate lower body injuries. Comparisons between BR and forward running (FR)
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Ground Reaction Forces During a Drop Vertical Jump: Impact of External Load Training, Blog Entry by NASEinc

This study provides new information concerning specific training exercises that elicit a higher vertically-directed ground reaction force (GRF); a key factor in determining maximum mph speed. Abstract External load training (ELT) is a supplemental training method used to potentially i
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The Influence of Hamstring Muscle Peak Torque and Rate Of Torque Development for Sprinting Performance in Football Players, Blog Entry by NASEinc

Abstract This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the association between hamstring muscle peak torque and rapid force capacity (rate of torque development: RTD) versus sprint performance in elite youth football players. Methods: Thirty elite academy youth football players (16.
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Kinetic Determinants of Reactive Strength in Highly Trained Sprint Athletes, Blog Entry by NASEinc

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the braking and propulsive phase kinetic variables underpinning reactive strength in highly trained sprint athletes in comparison with a nonsprint-trained control group. Twelve highly trained sprint athletes and 12 nonsprint–trained
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How Sprinters Accelerate Beyond the Velocity Plateau of Soccer Players, Blog Entry by NASEinc

Abstract The study sheds some light on how correct training can allow athletes to continue accelerting anf atttain a higher maximum speed. Forces applied to the ground during sprinting are vital to performance. This study aimed to understand how specific aspects of ground reaction for
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Force, Motion, Speed: A Grounded Perspective on Human Running Performance, Blog Entry by NASEinc

The study reinforces the importance of ground reaction force GRF) and describes how athletes are able to apply greater amounts of mass-specific force to the ground in the shortest possible time. Abstract Sprint running performance can be investigated relatively simply at the whole-bod
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Health Markers in Division I Football Players Compared to Pre- and Post-Season: A Pilot Study

This study takes a careful look at how a season of football affects the general health of Division I players. Abstract Among high school and collegiate football players, research shows that 56% of football players are considered obese. Training during a season involves rigorous cardio
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