Title

The influence of maturation on sprint performance in boys over a 21-month period

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Place of Publication

United States

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

22127

Comments

Originally published as: Meyers, R. W. (2016). The influence of maturation on sprint performance in boys over a 21-month period. The influence of age, growth and maturation upon maximal sprint speed in male youth, 269. Available here

Abstract

Purpose This study examined how the characteristics of maximal overground sprint performance are affected by the period of peak height velocity (PHV) in boys. Methods One hundred eighty-nine school-Age boys completed two assessments of maximal sprint performance, separated by a 21-month period. Kinematic characteristics of sprint performance were collected during a 30-m sprint using a floor-level optical measurement system, with modeled force and stiffness characteristics also calculated. Participants were grouped according to maturation using a noninvasive predictive equation. Individuals whose maturity offset was0.5 yr in test two were classed as "pre-to-post PHV" (n = 39). Participants with a maturity offset between >-0.5 and

DOI

10.1249/MSS.0000000000001049

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