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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 predominantl
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Jump height and relative strength predict sprint performance in elite athletes

Maximum acceleration ability and sprinting speed are key variables that separate the elite from the sub-elite athlete. The necessity to outrun an opponent occurs in virtually all team sports that can be a major determinant of match outcome and thus is an important element focused on d
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Linear vs. Undulating Periodization for Improving Sprint and Jump Performance

It is well accepted within the culture of collision-based team-sports such as football and rugby that resistance training is a key component to physical preparation. Most teams will include some form of resistance training during both the preparatory and competitive season. While litt
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In-season resistance training frequency: Once or twice per week?

With the exception of football, it may take some convincing of coaches from other sports (e.g., soccer) to prioritize in-season resistance training. While the culture in soccer is progressively embracing the benefits of strength training, there are still many coaches and players who e
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Predictors of 20 m sprinting speed in soccer players

Predicting sprinting speed in a mixed group of athletes is fairly easy to do. For example, in a group of athletes who differ substantially by body mass (i.e., American football players), typically the lighter athletes will run the fastest. When physical characteristics are relatively
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Front squat vs. Hip thrust for improving performance variables

There remains a great deal of debate among performance coaches regarding topics such as optimal exercise selection for enhancing sprinting speed, the limiting factors of maximum velocity sprinting and so forth. Slowly over time as more research is produced, more evidence in support of
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Preventing speed loss at the end of the season

A major challenge for strength and conditioning coaches is minimizing decrements in performance (i.e., sprinting speed) as the season trudges on. In the sport of soccer, there’s been reports of nearly 5% reductions in sprinting speed at the end of the season. This is obviously problem
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How to get more bang for your buck with repeated sprint training

In youth sports, conditioning is typically an afterthought for most coaches. Based on how much time is left at the end of the practice, they’ll line the kids up on the goal line and have them do some version of interval training, most often with a name like “gassers” or “suicides”. Pr
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Including plyometics in warm up enhances sprint speed

Some coaches are adamant about having a thorough warm-up before workouts, practices and competitions. The athletes are organized, follow their progressions and execute with efficiency and discipline. Others take a more laid back approach and let the athletes toss the ball around and w
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Comparing programs for increasing speed and explosiveness

As the strength and conditioning coach for a high level field-sport team (i.e., soccer, rugby, etc.) the head coach has provided you with 15 minutes after the warm-up twice per week (Tues and Thurs) to give the athletes a workout. The coach specifically states that he wants the athlet
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