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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) Resisted Sprints: Use the Right Weight to Get Faster
Todd Durkin. www.stack.com. June 2015.
A review of some of the academic research in this area.
2) Controversial Embodiment: Sport, Masculinity, Dis/Ability
Marilena Parlati. University of Milano. Nov 2015.
This essay is an attempt at investigating some visible forms of complex, indeed controversial, embodiment, with the specific intention of concentrating on the ways they interrogate delicate issues, such as disability, masculinity and prosthetic sport performance.
3) The biomechanical insights into differences between the mid-acceleration and the maximum velocity phase of sprinting.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Nov 2015.
Training aimed at reducing the horizontal braking force might be more important than increasing the force produced by the lower limb muscles for success of the mid-acceleration phase.
4) Neck-cooling improves repeated sprint performance in the heat
Caroline Sunderland & Ryan Stevens, Bethan Everson and Christopher J. Tyler . Frontiers in Physiology. Nov 2015.
The current study is the first to demonstrate that cooling the neck region during exercise can improve repeated sprint performance in the heat.
5) How to Use Caffeine to Improve Your Athletic Performance.
Beth Skwarecki. lifehacker.com Nov 2015
Nice review with many scholarly articles cited.
6) Resisted Sled Sprint Training to Improve Sprint Performance: A Systematic Review
George Petrakos, Jean-Benoit Morin, Brendan Egan. Sports Medicine. Nov 2015.
RSS training is a novel training method with potential for the improvement of sprint performance, but its performance benefits over URS training remain to be conclusively demonstrated.
7) Tibial Bone Strength is Enhanced in the Jump Leg of Collegiate-Level Jumping Athletes: A Within-Subject Controlled Cross-Sectional Study.
Alyssa M. Weatherholt, Stuart J. Warden. Calcified Tissue International Journal. Nov 2015.
These data suggest that athletes who perform repetitive and forceful unilateral jumping may be a useful and efficient within-subject controlled model for studying lower extremity skeletal mechano-adaptation.
8) Efficacy of Vibration Exercise as a Warm-up Modality for Overground Sprinting
VICTORIA MOODIE. International Journal of Exercise Science. Nov 2015.
Given its time efficiency and suggested relatively low metabolic cost, vibrational exercise (via metal plates) may be a suitable warm-up for activities requiring multiple sprints over a competition day or game period.
9) Post-exercise Cold Water Immersion on Sports Performance Recovery: A Review
Gary Chi Ching Chow. Journal of Sports Research. Nov 2015
CWI effects on power related performance did not receive a consensus understanding in this review. Cryotherapy is normally used for limiting muscle damages, but post-exercise CWI on alternating blood markers for the muscle damages did not show a clear finding in this review.
10) Achilles tendinopathy: understanding the key concepts to improve clinical management
Charlotte Ganderton. Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine. Aug 2015.
This is very thorough research review with many academic citations.
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