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Title: Effect of lower body explosive power on sprint time in a sled-towing exercise
Authors: Martínez-Valencia, MA
Linthorne, NP
Alcaraz, PE
Keywords: Biomechanics;Countermovement;Jump;Sprint
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Science and Sports, 28 (6), pp. e175 - e178, (2013)
Abstract: This study investigated the correlation between lower body explosive power and the rate of increase in sprint time with increasing sled weight in a sled-towing exercise. Synthesis of the facts: Eight male sprinters performed tests of lower body explosive power. The rate of increase in sprint time showed a strong correlation with countermovement jump height (r= -0.73) and with normalized peak power in a countermovement jump (r= -0.81) and a squat jump (r= -0.80). Inter-athlete differences in the rate of increase in sprint time might be due to differences in the athlete's power-to-weight ratio.
ISSN: 0765-1597
Appears in Collections:Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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