Special Issue "Strength Training in Sprint Sports"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019) | Viewed by 19209
Interests: tactical strength and conditioning; change-of-direction speed; strength and conditioning for team sport athletes
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Strength is a foundational quality in athletes that is required to sprint maximally over a range of distances within respective sports. This includes field sports, such as football, rugby, Australian and American football, and field hockey; court sports, such as basketball, volleyball, tennis and badminton; and track sprinting. Numerous methods have been adopted within the literature to measure strength (e.g., repetition-maximum testing, and isokinetic and isometric dynammometry), and these have been found to have a widespread influence on the performance of athletes from sprint sports. Furthermore, a variety of approaches have been adopted to improve strength in these athletes. It is essential for the practitioner to understand the implications of greater strength on the performance of athletes from sprint sports, and the most appropriate protocols that should be used to measure strength in these athletes. The aim of this Special Issue is to: 1) investigate the influence of strength on the performance of athletes from sprint sports; 2) investigate how the influence of strength on performance could vary depending on the methods used to measure this quality by the practitioner; and 3) determine the effects of strength training on the performance of athletes from sprint sports.
Dr. Robert Lockie
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- Maximum strength
- Strength training and conditioning
- Sprint acceleration and maximum velocity
- Field and court sports