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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

Factors Determining Agility: Speed

June 1, 2017

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Acceleration is the rate of change in velocity, so this phase of sprinting is critical for changing directions as rapidly and efficiently as possible. Optimal technique for linear sprinting in the acceleration phase involves four factors that maximize stride length and frequency.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique speed agility strength and conditioning

The Need for Speed—Improving Sprinting Performance in Football Players

April 22, 2019

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Acceleration and maximal velocity are two factors that are key for any position in football and can determine success in many situations out on the field. This article will review several aspects of sprint mechanics and training to enhance linear (straight-ahead) speed for football players.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Sprinting Speed Sprinting Mechanics Acceleration Football

Designing Speed Training Sessions

November 8, 2019

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This book excerpt discusses how to maximize sprint quality during training sessions.

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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.

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Sprint-Specific Training

April 1, 2019

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This infographic shows the effects of sprint specific training, both forward and backward, and its relation to speed and power output.

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Sprinting Mechanics and Technique

December 10, 2018

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This book excerpt is an overview of the fundamentals to sprinting mechanics and technique. It also covers starting, acceleration, drive phase, recovery phase, and deceleration.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Sprinting Sprinting Mechanics Sprinting Performance Acceleration

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.

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How to Utilize Contrast Training for Strength, Power, and Performance

January 1, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction to contrast training, including how it is defined, what variables are utilized, and examples of how to use it in training.

Personal trainers Program design Contrast Training Postactivation Potentiation Power Complex Training

The Application of Post-activation Potentiation Methods to Improve Sprint Speed

December 3, 2018

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The use of conditioning activities at maximal and sub-maximal intensities can increase subsequent sprint speed. This infographic describes how individuals’ responses can differ and suggestions to optimize post-activation potentiation (PAP) methods.

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