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Maximal Sprint Performance in Male Youth: Predicting Factors, Training Stimuli, and Performance Outcomes

May 1, 2017

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Learn about the anthropometric, kinematic, kinetic, and asymmetric variables that contribute to sprint performance, as well as how a coach can design effective speed development programs for male youth athletes.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science speed development youth training youth athletes sprint performance infographics

Resistance Training for Sprinting

September 24, 2018

Article

The importance of sprinting in many sports has resulted in the search for the most appropriate training methods to improve sprint performance. Authors of recent reviews conclude that resistance training is an effective means to improve sprint performance. Others, however, have reported that resistance training is not as effective as simply engaging in sprint training.

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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

Repeated Sprint Capability in Soccer Players

November 1, 2013

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This article will examine the physical demands of soccer players and discuss why repeated sprint ability (RSA) is considered highly important in the performance of these athletes.

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Sprint Interval Training

June 1, 2017

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This study assessed the performance effects of a novel short-term and highly accessible training protocol based on maximal shuttle runs in the field.

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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

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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.

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Postactivation Potentiation: How does it work?

May 1, 2017

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Learn about how a potentiating stimulus can induce a postactivation potentiation (PAP) response in vertical jump, sprint, and upper-body performance, as well as the optimal structure of a strength-power potentiating complex.

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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

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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