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dc.contributor.authorLinthorne, NP-
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-15T11:32:38Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-15T11:32:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationSports Engineering, 16(2), 61 - 70, 2013en_US
dc.identifier.issn1369-7072-
dc.identifier.urihttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12283-013-0114-2en
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/8684-
dc.descriptionThis is the author's accepted manuscript. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12283-013-0114-2.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study used a mathematical model to examine the effects of the sled, the running surface, and the athlete on sprint time when towing a weighted sled. Simulations showed that ratio scaling is an appropriate method of normalising the weight of the sled for athletes of different body size. The relationship between sprint time and the weight of the sled was almost linear, as long as the sled was not excessively heavy. The athlete’s sprint time and rate of increase in sprint time were greater on running surfaces with a greater coefficient of friction, and on any given running surface an athlete with a greater power-to-weight ratio had a lower rate of increase in sprint time. The angle of the tow cord did not have a substantial effect on an athlete’s sprint time. This greater understanding should help coaches set the training intensity experienced by an athlete when performing a sled-towing exercise.en_US
dc.languageEnglish-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer-Verlagen_US
dc.subjectBiomechanicsen_US
dc.subjectFrictionen_US
dc.subjectKinematicsen_US
dc.subjectSleden_US
dc.subjectSprinten_US
dc.titleA mathematical modelling study of an athlete's sprint time when towing a weighted sleden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12283-013-0114-2-
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