EFFECTS OF UPHILL RUNNING ON SPRINTING TECHNIQUE IN FOOTBALL PLAYERS

  • J. Elvira
  • V. A'vila
  • J. Palao
  • P. Alzaraz
Keywords: uphill, strength, specificity, resisted sprint training

Abstract

The success in many actions in team sports is determined by the player’s ability to develop high speed and acceleration. There are many resisted methods for training the strength within the specific running technique, each one with different application according to the characteristics of the overload. Uphill sprinting is one of these methods. A criticism related to the use of resisted methods is that the athletes may use a modified running technique and so subsequently could alter their movement pattern if repeated in time (e.g. Alcaraz et al. (2008) showed that some methods modify the body lean). The purpose of this work was to clarify the effects of uphill sprinting on variables related to the running performance and technique in football players.