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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31826f0e0e
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Power Associations With Running Speed

Triplett, N. Travis PhD, FNSCA, CSCS*D; Erickson, Travis M. MS, CSCS; McBride, Jeffrey M. PhD, FNSCA, CSCS

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Abstract

SUMMARY: SPEED IN SPORT IS MOST COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS THE ABILITY TO MOVE THE BODY OVER A SET DISTANCE IN THE SHORTEST POSSIBLE TIME. RUNNING SPEED IS A COMMON BASE SKILL FOR MANY SPORTS. THERE ARE SEVERAL COMPONENTS TO SPEED THAT ARE RELATED TO POWER PRODUCTION, INCLUDING THE AMOUNT OF TIME SPENT ACCELERATING, MAXIMUM FORCE CAPABILITY, STRIDE LENGTH AND RATE, AND RUNNING MECHANICS IN GENERAL. TRAINING TO IMPROVE SPEED SHOULD ADDRESS EACH OF THESE COMPONENTS.

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