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A Comparison of the Various Methods Used To Enhance Sprint Speed

Behrens, Matthew J MS; Simonson, Shawn R EdD, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318210174d
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Abstract

IN TODAY'S ATHLETICS, SPEED IS BECOMING A MORE IMPORTANT FACTOR. SPEED, STRIDE FREQUENCY MULTIPLIED BY STRIDE LENGTH, IS THE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM VELOCITY. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO EXPLORE AND COMPARE THE VARIOUS METHODS FOR ENHANCING SPRINT SPEED. THE GOAL IS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO PRACTITIONERS ABOUT THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHODS FOR ENHANCING SPRINT SPEED.

Author Information

1Track and Field Coaching Staff, Borah High School, Boise, Idaho; and 2Department of Kinesiology, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho

Matthew J. Behrens is a sprint coach at the Borah High School.

Shawn R. Simonson is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the Boise State University.

© 2011 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association