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Effects of Different Wearable Resistance Placements on Sprint-Running Performance

A Review and Practical Applications

Macadam, Paul, MSE1; Cronin, John B., PhD1,2; Uthoff, Aaron M., MSc1; Feser, Erin H., MS1,3

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 3 - p 79–96
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000444
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ABSTRACT WEARABLE RESISTANCE (WR) PROVIDES THE PRACTITIONER WITH THE MEANS TO OVERLOAD SPRINT RUNNING IN A SPRINT-SPECIFIC MANNER. THIS ARTICLE INVESTIGATES THE EFFECTS OF WR ON SPRINT-RUNNING PERFORMANCE BY DISCUSSING THE MECHANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH WR, AS WELL AS THOSE FACTORS THAT MUST BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION BY THE PRACTITIONER WHEN IMPLEMENTING A PROGRAM THAT USES WR. IN PARTICULAR, THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT WR BODY PLACEMENTS (TRUNK, LEGS, AND ARMS) WILL BE DISCUSSED. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS FROM THE ANALYSIS WILL BE PROVIDED.

1Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ), AUT Millennium, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand;

2School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia; and

3Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Address correspondence to Paul Macadam, paul.macadam@gmail.com

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Paul Macadamis a PhD candidate at Auckland University of Technology.

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John B. Croninis a professor of strength and conditioning at Auckland University of Technology and holds an adjunct professorial position at Edith Cowan University.

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Aaron M. Uthoffis a PhD candidate at Auckland University of Technology.

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Erin H. Feseris the Director of Education at Noraxon USA, Adjunct Faculty at Arizona State University, USA, and a PhD candidate at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

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