Title

Does increasing maximal strength improve sprint running performance?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science

RAS ID

4940

Comments

This article was originally published as: Cronin, J., Ogden, T., Lawton, T., & Brughelli, M. (2007). Does increasing maximal strength improve sprint running performance? Strength and Conditioning Journal, 29(3), 86-95. Original article available here

Abstract

A strength base is considered critical to speed development and, consequently, a great deal of effort is spent improving the force capability of muscle. Using a correlational approach is one method used to quantify the relationship between strength and speed. However, better insight may be found investigating longitudinal studies that have quantified both strength and speed changes. Such an approach was used in this review to determine the magnitude of strength development necessary for improved running speed.