Heavy barbell hip-thrusts transiently improve 15 m sprint speed

Post-activation potentiation techniques are commonly used during training sessions to transiently enhance sprinting or jumping performance. The barbell back squat, deadlift and Olympic lifts tend to be the most commonly used potentiating exercises. Each of these movements predominantly involve vertical force production which would be optimal for vertical jumping and peak velocity sprinting. However, for …

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Effects of vertical versus horizontal drop-jump training

In real world settings it is quite rare that a coach will exclusively include or exclude a specific exercise in training. Most coaches are aware of the importance of variety to stimulate various movement patterns and develop specific strength and power. However, in research, the exact opposite is done in order to determine what effect …

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