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EVIDENCE BASED TRAINING . COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH . INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP

We combine the latest sports science, motion capture analysis, and sports training methodologies to offer athletes the best chance to succeed on the field. We collaborate with nationally published sports scientists, professional coaches, trainers, and researchers to stay on the cutting edge of evidence based training. Here, we collect research and information helpful to athletes in understanding why and how to implement certain training methodologies for optimal performance. 

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SPEED & AGILITY

 

A Kinetic Analysis of Sprinting

STRENGTH & PERFORMANCE

 

Relationship Between Strength Qualities & Sprinting Performance

 

This study investigated the relationship between strength measures and sprinting performance, and to determine if these relationships varied for different phases of spring running. Twenty (11 males and 9 females) elite junior track and field athletes served as subjects. The conclusion was that strength qualities were related to sprinting performance and these relationships differed for starting and maximum speed sprinting. 

NSF Certified for Sport - Banned Substance Free Supplements

 

The program's objective is to certify that participating sports supplement manufacturers have met NSF's stringent independent certification process guidelines, which were developed through a consensus process involving regulatory, sports industry and consumer groups. A key component of this program is an NSF Mark on each product label, to show athletes, coaches and consumers that a sports supplement has met NSF's comprehensive Certified for Sport® program guidelines.

 

SPORT SPECIFIC

 

This study investigated the relationship between strength measures and sprinting performance, and to determine if these relationships varied for different phases of spring running. Twenty (11 males and 9 females) elite junior track and field athletes served as subjects. The conclusion was that strength qualities were related to sprinting performance and these relationships differed for starting and maximum speed sprinting. 

Relationship Between Strength Qualities & Sprinting Performance

 

Results of maximal effort sprinting were digitized, computer processed, and analyzed to focus on the muscle movement patterns about the ankle, knee, hip, should, and elbow. The analysis displayed maximum exertion occurring during eccentric contraction of the hip extensor/knee flexor muscle group during initial ground contact, and the smallest exertion occurred in the small upper limb muscle moments used primarily to maintain balance during sprinting. 

A Kinetic Analysis of Sprinting