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Cronin John; Hansen, Keir T.
Strength and Conditioning Journal: August 2006
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First, the biomechanical differences between the acceleration phase and the maximum velocity phase of sprinting are considered. Second, research on the various resisted sprinting techniques is examined, linking these techniques to the bio-mechanics of the acceleration phase. Some suggestions are made regarding the application of these findings to the training of athletes.

John Cronin is an Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University and has worked as a consultant for many sports organizations and athletes.

Keir T. Hansen has been the head trainer of the New Zealand Warriors Rugby League team for the last four years.

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