USING KINETIC ISOMETRIC MID-THIGH PULL VARIABLES TO PREDICT D-I MALE SPRINTERS’ 60M PERFORMANCE
Keywords: sprint, peak force, explosive force production, rate of force development
AbstractThe purpose of the study was to determine the relationship of isometric mid-thigh pull kinetic variables including: peak force (PF), instantaneous force at 50, 90, 200 and 250 milliseconds (F@50, 90, 200 and 250 ms) rate of force development (RFD@ 50, 90, 200 and 250 ms) and impulse at 50, 90, 200, and 250 ms (IP @ 50, 90, 200 and 250 ms) to college male sprinters’ 60 m running performance. Eleven NCAA Division I male sprinters participated in the study that included two testing sessions. The first session included sprint testing and the second session included isometric mid-thigh pull strength assessment. The results from current study indicated that explosive force production variables (F@ 50 ms, RFD @ 50 and 90 ms, IP @ 90 and 200 ms) showed strong correlations with 60 m running time and maximal running velocity; while the MPF was not related to sprint variables.
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