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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. The Edge: The War against Cheating and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports
R. Pielke – 2016.
A new book on this very relevant topic for all of us. The title says it all.
2. Brain Health and Performance: Why the Brain Matters Beyond What We Consider
(From the SimpliFaster Blog) A very interesting interview with Dr. John P. Sullivan, Sport Scientist and Clinical Sport Psychologist. He has more than 20 years of clinical and scholarly experience, and he has worked with the same team in the National Football League (NFL) for the past 16 years, coordinating clinical care and sport science.
3. The study of acceleration capacity decrease in repeated 30m sprints
Riccardo Izzo, International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health 2016.
This study has proved to be a reliable means to measure capacity and performance as well as each subject’s own performance ability improvement. GPS data have, for the first time, shown the variation of acceleration and speed peaks, and their trend during intermittent or high-intensity performance.
4. Lower Extremity Joint Moments In Athletics Curve Sprinting
Josef Viellehner.Institute of Biomechanics and Orthopaedics, German Sport University Cologne.
A very technical/academic discussion of this topic.
5. Acute kinematic and kinetic adaptations to wearable resistance during sprint acceleration
Macadam, Paul. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Aug. 2016.
Another technical/academic article on the use of weighted vests in training.
6. Sprint acceleration mechanics in Master athletes: a pilot study
Morin JB. European College of Sport Science, 2016. Click here for ReasearchGate, then click on the link to download the Full text PDF 26Mb file.
This study documents the decreased ground forces applied by aging sprinters.
7. IMU-based determination of fatigue during long sprint
Marcus Schmidt. University of Dortmund. 2016.
Results indicate that the device (inertial measurement units) provides reliable and accurate measurements of temporal parameters during sprinting and offers a deeper insight to movement characteristics of long sprint.
8. Should Athletes Use Their Stronger Leg On The Front Block During The Sprint Start?
Aki I.T. Salo. University of Bath, UK. 2016. (Click here for the PDF)
The advice for coaches training developing athletes is to allow athletes to use the block settings they feel comfortable with, rather than trying to over-analyse which leg should be on the front or rear block.
9. Does cold pack application affect sprinting performance
Indian Journals, 2016
In this study, application reduced performance immediately after, but 45 minutes after the cold pack, performance was significantly improved.
10. Acute effects of caffeine-containing energy drinks on physical performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Diego B. Souza. European Journal of Nutrition. 2016.
Energy drink ingestion improved performance in muscle strength and endurance, endurance exercise tests, jumping and sport-specific actions. However, the improvement in performance was associated with taurine dosage.
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