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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.
(Click on the link to the original reference, where applicable)
1) The effect of hamstring flexibility on peak hamstring muscle strain in sprinting. Xianglin Wan. Journal of Sport and Health Science. March 2017
A potential for hamstring injury exists during the late swing phase of sprinting. Peak hamstring muscle strains in sprinting are negatively correlated to hamstring flexibility across individuals. The magnitude of peak muscle strains is different among hamstring muscles in sprinting, which may explain the different injury rate among hamstring muscles.
2) AN ELITE ATHLETE’S INITIAL UPHILL BATTLE. Garett E. Bingham. E. Tennessee State University, December, 2016.
This research supports the use of the incline sprinting during the early portions of a short to long speed development program, specifically emphasizing characteristics of acceleration prior to the first breakpoint.
3) Sprinting Toward Fitness. Martin J. Gibala and John A. Hawley. Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton,Canada.
The mechanistic basis for the physiological remodelling that occurs after interval training and the role that the stochastic nature of this type of exercise plays in mediating adaptive responses remains to be elucidated.
4) The Science of Post-Exercise Recovery. Lance Dalleck, PhD.
Great article on post-exercise recovery. Recommended read.
5) The Evolved Athlete: A Guide for Elite Sport Enhancement. By Tijana Ivancevic, Leon Lukman, Zoran Gojkovic, Ronald Greenberg, Helen Greenberg, Bojan Jovanovic, Aleksandar Lukman.
A new book.
6) Effect of NSAIDs on Recovery From Acute Skeletal Muscle Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Kimberly M. Morelli. American Journal of Sports Medicine. March, 2017.
There is LOTS of literature, pro and con, about NSAIDS, This is a new meta-analysis that gives it a thumbs up. [JIMSON’S NOTE: With all my problems with soft tissues in my tendons, this is a must read]
7) Optimal running speeds when there is a trade-off between speed and the probability of mistake. Ami Fadhillah Amir Abdul Nasir. Functional Ecology. June, 2017.
Even though this research is about animals, it is interesting and applicable to human sprinters, especially on indoor tracks!
8) Ankle Foot Orthoses for the Athlete. Douglas Richie, Jr.
This might help a lot of folks out there in sprinterland :)
9) A Resisted Sprint Improves Rate Of Force Development During A 20-Meter Sprint In Athletes. Mangine, Gerald; Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.
Good to know!
10) Research in prevention and rehabilitation of hamstring muscle strain injury. Bing Yu. Journal of Sport and Health Science.
This reviews seven recent articles on the topic.
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