Speed Improvement Focus: RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GROUND REACTION FORCE IMPULSE AND KINEMATICS OF SPRINT-RUNNING ACCELERATION

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GROUND REACTION FORCE IMPULSE AND KINEMATICS OF SPRINT-RUNNING ACCELERATION

The literature contains some hypotheses regarding the most favorable ground reaction force (GRF) for sprint running and how it might be achieved. This study tested the relevanc

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Speed Improvement Focus: GENERAL PREPARATION PHASE OF A COLLEGE 100 METER SPRINTER

GENERAL PREPARATION PHASE OF A COLLEGE 100 METER SPRINTER

Sprinting is an activity that depends on the coordination of both nerves and muscles, and on the ability of the central nervous system to eliminate as many braking and friction movements as possible. Mechanically, sp

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Speed Improvement Focus: MAXIMAL VELOCITY SPRINT MECHANICS

Sprinting is a complex task that places a high neuromuscular demand on the performer and requires high levels of coordinated movement and appropriate sequencing of muscle activations to perform at peak levels. This paper will examine maximal velocity sprint mechanics with particular f
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Speed Improvement Focus: THE USE OF HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR ATHLETES

THE USE OF HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR ATHLETES

The vitamin and herbal supplement industry is big business in this country with annual sales exceeding $23 billion and involving over 40,000 products. A 15-year old law permits supplements to enter the market without the approval o

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Speed Improvement Focus: RELAXATION AND SPRINTING IN TEAM SPORTS

RELAXATION AND SPRINTING IN TEAM SPORTS

Coaches and athletes are well aware that the absence of efficient, tension- free muscular movement produces more rapid fatigue, poor performance, and increases the incidence of injuries. Executing short sprints in team sports also req

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Speed Improvement Focus: TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN SPRINTERS: THE ANNUAL PLAN

TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN SPRINTERS: THE ANNUAL PLAN

Irena Szewinska, the legendary world record breaker and Olympic champion of Poland, presents a detailed year’s sprint training program in five main phases and their tasks for female sprinters.

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Speed Improvement Focus: THEORETICAL BASIS FOR DOING STRENGTH WORK TO IMPROVE SPEED

THEORETICAL BASIS FOR DOING STRENGTH WORK TO IMPROVE SPEED

Stegeman, J. (translated by J. S. Skinner). (1981) Exercise physiology. Chicago, IL: Year Book Medical Publishers.

Stegeman (1981, p. 277) proposed that speed can be improved by strength training and by impr

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Speed Improvement Focus: A TOTAL SPRINT-TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MAXIMUM STRENGTH, POWER, SPRINT SPEED & CORE STRENGTH

A TOTAL SPRINT-TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MAXIMUM STRENGTH, POWER, SPRINT SPEED & CORE STRENGTH

by Jim Hiserman, C.S.C.S

The recent article on 400/800 lactate tolerance workouts for 400 sprinters brings up the differing opinions of SHORT TO LONG vs. LONG TO SHORT phil

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Speed Improvement Focus:RELAXATION AND SPRINTING IN TEAM SPORTS

RELAXATION AND SPRINTING IN TEAM SPORTS

Coaches and athletes are well aware that the absence of efficient, tension- free muscular movement produces more rapid fatigue, poor performance, and increases the incidence of injuries. Executing short sprints in team sports also req

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Speed Improvement Focus: WHY HEALTHY EATING FOR WEIGHT LOSS IS SO DIFFICULT

WHY HEALTHY EATING FOR WEIGHT LOSS IS SO DIFFICULT

Eating less and eating healthy is no easy task. You are competing against a stacked deck prepared by wise food manufacturers and their marketing experts. Research shows that the brain is activated by thoughts of foods high

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