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.
Sprinting Research Review (Part 7)
1) International Journal of Sports Physiology Performance, 2015 Feb 24. Paralympic Sprint Performance Between 1992 and 2012. Grobler L, Ferreira S, Terblanche E.
A very interesting review of these great athletes.
2) Should Athletes Eat Fat or Carbs? Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times, Feb 25, 2015
Concludes that, based on today’s best science, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet conceivably could be useful for some athletes, especially if they participate in prolonged, endurance-based activities.
3) Monitoring changes in Jump and Sprint Performance: Best or Average values? H. Al Haddad, BM. Simpson and M. Buchheit.
In this study, both methods were comparable.
4) Bedtime ‘has huge impact on sport’. By James Gallagher, Health editor, BBC News website.
Very interesting article. Let’s hope they schedule your event at the right time!
5) Groin pain in athletes: Differential diagnosis, assessment, and management. Abdulaziz Z Alomar. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, King Saud University, Medical College, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Up-to-date research on this common injury.
6) What Can the First 2 Months Tell Us About Outcomes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction? A Cross-Sectional Study
Jesse C. Christensen, DPT, SCS; Laura R. Goldfine, MS, PTA; Tyler Barker, PhD; Dave S. Collingridge, PhD. The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Murray, UT
Demonstrates this is a good predictor for future outcome.
7) Multiple Sprint Exercise with a Short Deceleration Induces Muscle Damage and Performance Impairment in Young, Physically Active Males Brandon P Woolley , John R Jakeman and James A Faulkner. Journal of Athletic Enhancement
This study indicates that a bout of multiple sprints with a short deceleration phase elicits greater reductions in sprint performance than drop jumps.
8) Effect of Supramaximal Spinning® on Running Performance of Male Collegiate Soccer Players Michael C Rumpf, Amanda J Salacinski, Pamela A Macfarlane and Marilyn A Looney. Journal of Athletic Enhancement.
This study demonstrated a promising new training technique for improving acceleration.
9 & 10) The Evidence Behind Ice, and To Ice or Not to Ice.
Two very interesting articles on the use of ice by Andrew Cammarano, who is a physical therapist and conditioning coach in Perth, Australia.