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Biomechanical Analysis of Two Standing Sprint Start Techniques.
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PMID:  22266644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of this study was to examine any differences between the false step standing sprint start and a traditional forward step standing sprint start. Ten DI collegiate female soccer players performed two standing sprint starts (Forward step and False step). Each player was videotaped for the first three steps of each sprint start. Velocity, acceleration and displacement were calculated at each of the three steps for both standing sprint start techniques. Velocity was significantly faster with the forward step for steps one and two but not three. Displacement was significantly greater with the forward step for each of the three steps. Acceleration was greater with the false step for each step though differences were not significant. The results indicate the forward step outperforms the false step in both velocity and displacement. Even though the false step generates greater acceleration, the backward step drastically undercuts displacement nullifying acceleration. Controversy exists between these two standing sprint starts with proponents arguing for their favorite with no evidence to suggest one or the other. Results from this study suggest the forward step is superior to the false step when the concern for an individual is to get from one point to the next as fast as possible.
Jason A Ladune; Thomas W Nesser; Alfred Finch; Rebecca A Zakrajsek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Department of Physical Education, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809.
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