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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.

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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

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

Activation of Gluteus Maximus during Performance of the Back Squat, Split Squat, and Barbell Hip Thrust, and the Relationship with Maximal Sprinting

August 27, 2021

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This infographic describes the type of muscle activation three exercises elicited and their relationship to maximal sprinting performance.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Infographics Back Squat Split Squat Barbell Hip Thrust Maximal Sprinting EMG

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

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

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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MJP Linear Speed Development System

April 29, 2016

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 TSAC Annual Training, Lance Walker identifies current trends in acceleration training for athletics, and discusses ideas for integrating elements of acceleration development into all facets of training.

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The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines—Part 1: An Introduction to Movement and Potential Problems

April 1, 2015

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This is the first part of a four-part series that will address implementing a comprehensive evidence-based approach to proper movement patterns in order to reduce movement dysfunction in Marines.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design USMC training Marine fitness testing Marine fitness training training to be a Marine Marine Corps fitness safe exercise technique USMC movement mechanics Proper movement

Lacrosse

February 19, 2021

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This excerpt briefly explains programming agility sessions for lacrosse athletes.

Coaches Program design Lacrosse Agility Decision-making Skills Reactive Agility

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