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Acute Effects of Progressive Sled Loading on Resisted Sprint Performance and Kinematics

December 18, 2020

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This infographic briefly reviews the differences in sprint velocity and technique, including stride length and hip, knee, and ankle flexion during a 20-meter resisted sprint.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Infographics Sleds Sprint Velocity Stride Length Sprint Technique

In-Season Training for High School 100-m Sprinters

February 29, 2020

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This NSCA Coach article focuses on the in-season resistance training and mobility exercises designed for the 100-m sprint track and field high school athlete.

Coaches Program design Sprinting High School Athlete Program Design Vertical Jump hs-coaching

Improving Mechanical Effectiveness during Sprint Acceleration: Practical Recommendations and Guidelines

February 22, 2020

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This infographic details sprint profiling and reviews possible resistance training exercises that help along the force-velocity curve.

TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Infographics Sprint Profiling Force-Velocity Curve Acceleration

Gravitational Running and the Tactical Athlete

February 4, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to review various gravitational running (GR) techniques from an evidence-based approach, then recommend whether to include GR techniques in the training of tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Cardiovascular Fitness Running Efficiency Tactical Athletes

Sprinting in Field and Court Sports

May 1, 2017

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Athletes in field and court sports require reactive agility—they must accelerate, decelerate, and change direction in a constantly changing environment. These requirements result in technical differences between sprinting in a field or court sport and sprinting the 100-m.

Coaches Exercise Technique speed development sprinting sprinting for soccer sprinting intervals sprinting for basketball

Bridge: Coaching Acceleration, with Loren Landow

May 30, 2016

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Loren Landow, owner of Landow Performance in Denver, CO, shows some example progressions and cues for sprint mechanics.

Coaches Exercise Technique acceleration speed training strength and conditioning

The Recharge Skate – A Tool for Expressing In-Season Repeat Sprint Ability

March 4, 2022

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This article features the recharge skate—an in-season hockey conditioning drill, designed by the authors, to maintain hockey-specific energy system fitness throughout the competitive season.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Ice Hockey Repeat Sprint Ability Alactic Energy Systems Development

Squat versus Hip Thrust: Effects on Performance

May 1, 2017

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Is the squat or hip thrust a better exercise for increasing jump and sprint performance? The results of this study support the force vector theory.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique hip thrust squat vertical jump infographics

Deceleration Progressions from Squat-Lunge to Sprint

July 31, 2017

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Learn about Loren Landow’s philosophy-based system of multidirectional training and explore how to best integrate multidirectional training to straight-line speed performance through a full progression of bilateral and unilateral exercises. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 National Conference, Landow addresses the factors that influence agility with special attention to the feet and hips

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Deceleration Progressions Squat Lunge Programming Sprinting

Prevention of Hamstring Injuries in Sprinters

December 15, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to describe the cause of hamstring injuries in sprinters and present a biomechanical intervention, or drill, that can be used to prevent hamstring injuries while transitioning sprint athletes toward the utilization of frontside mechanics.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Hamstring Injuries Sprinters Sprinting Mechanics

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