Title

A biomechanical analysis of the heavy sprint-style sled pull and comparison with the back squat

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Sage Publications Ltd.

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

20549

Comments

Originally published as: Winwood, P. W., Cronin, J. B., Brown, S. and Keogh, J. (2015). 'A biomechanical anaylsis of the heavy sprint-style sled pull and comparison with the back squat'. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 10(5), 851-867. doi;10.1260/1747-9541.10.5.851. Original article available here.

Abstract

This study compared the biomechanical characteristics of the heavy sprint-style sled pull and squat. Six experienced male strongman athletes performed sled pulls and squats at 70% of their 1RM squat. Significant kinematic and kinetic differences were observed between the sled pull start and squat at the start of the concentric phase and at maximum knee extension. The first stride of the heavy sled pull demonstrated significantly (p

DOI

10.1260/1747-9541.10.5.851

Access Rights

Not open access