ACUTE EFFECTS OF TRAINING ON HURDLE CONFIGURATION DURING SPRINT HURDLE MOTION
Keywords: Motion analysis, training, interval
AbstractHere we assessed the acute effects of training in hurdle configuration on sprint hurdle motion in five male hurdlers. We compared the hurdlers’ motion between the pre- and post-training conditions for three different types of training programs. Our results showed that a short-interval training program was effective in reducing the duration of all four step, particularly that of the 2nd step. On the other hand, a long-interval training program particularly influenced the characteristics of the 3rd step without improving the overall four steps. Thus, a long-approach training was effective in adjusting the ground reaction force in the support phase of the 4th step, necessary to appropriately clear the hurdle.
Coaching and Sports Activities
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