Paul Hoffman has read and researched several research papers on sprinting and performance articles, so you don’t have to. If any of these articles interest you, feel free to research the case studies and methodology and come up with your own conclusions.
1. The Impact of High-Intensity Interval Training Versus Moderate-Intensity Continuous Training on Vascular Function: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Joyce S. Ramos.
This review suggests that 4 × 4 HIIT, three times per week for at least 12 weeks, is a powerful form of exercise to enhance vascular function.
2. Upright Sprinting from the WAC.
Excellent review of the topic of upright sprinting.
3. Control of propulsion and body lift during the first two stances of sprint running: A simulation study. University of Brussels.
Concludes that ankle power acceleration contributes the most towards propulsion.
4. Effects of sodium phosphate and caffeine loading on repeated-sprint ability.Christopher Buck. Journal of Sports Sciences.
Demonstrates improvement when these supplements are combined.
5. Selected Determinants of Acceleration in the 100m Sprint. Krzysztof Makala, Marek Fostiak, Kacper Kowalski . Journal of Human Kinetics.
Very interesting scientific study of this topic.
6. The Gluteus Medius Activation in Female Indoor Track Runners is Asymmetrical and May be Related to Injury Risk Stephanie E. Nevison. Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Another very good scientific article.
7. Nose Breathing by Lisa Engles
Great article on the benefits of nasal breathing during sprint performance.
8. Deep Squats and Knee Health: A Scientific Review. Tony Ciccone, Kyle Davis, Dr. Jimmy Bagley, Dr. Andy Galpin. Center for Sport Performance, California State University, Fullerton.
A very good, comprehensive article.
9. Creatine Supplementation and Lower Limb Strength Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses. Charlotte Lanhers. Sports Medicine.
Creatine supplementation is effective in lower limb strength performance for exercise with a duration of less than 3 min, independent of population characteristic, training protocols, and supplementary doses and duration.
10. RETRAINING RUNNING GAIT TO PREVENT LOWER EXTREMITY OVERUSE INJURIES: A REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Daniel P. Sullivan. Journal of Undergraduate Kinesiology Research.
Biofeedback, specifically visual feedback, proved to be a powerful method of successfully teaching a runner to alter his or her gait pattern. The authors of a case study even showed long-term retention of the new gait pattern in the participants of their study. They conclude that gait retraining appears to be a sound method for the prevention of running injuries.