Title

Influence of Strength, Sprint Running, and Combined Strength and Sprint Running Training on Short Sprint Performance in Young Adults

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Georg Thieme Verlag

School

Centre for Exercise and Sport Science Research

RAS ID

21523

Comments

Originally published as: Marques, M.C., Gabbett, T.J., Marinho, D.A., Blazevich, A.J., Sousa, A., Van Den Tillaar, R., Izquierdo, M. (2015). Influence of Strength, Sprint Running, and Combined Strength and Sprint Running Training on Short Sprint Performance in Young Adults in International Journal of Sports Medicine, 36(10), 789-795. Available here.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the degree of transference of 6 weeks of full squat vs. full squat plus sprint running training to short (ranged from 0-10 to 0-30m) sprint running performance in non-athletes. We hypothesized that a speed-full-squat training regimen could enhance squat strength and power with simultaneous improvements in short sprint performance. 122 physically active adults (age: 20.5±2.5years; body mass: 65.8±6.1kg; height: 1.71±0.08m) were randomly divided into 4 groups: full squat training (n=36), combined full squat and sprint training (n=32), speed training only (n=34) and non-training control group (n=20). Each training group completed 2 sessions per week over 6 weeks, while the control group performed only their normal physical activity. Sprint performance was improved after sprint running or full squat training alone (1.7% and 1.8% P

DOI

10.1055/s-0035-1547284

Access Rights

Not open access