Force production during maximal effort bend sprinting: Theory vs reality.

@article{Churchill2016ForcePD,
  title={Force production during maximal effort bend sprinting: Theory vs reality.},
  author={Sarah M Churchill and Grant Trewartha and Ian N. Bezodis and Aki I T Salo},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2016},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={1171-9}
}
This study investigated whether the "constant limb force" hypothesis can be applied to bend sprinting on an athletics track and to understand how force production influences performance on the bend compared with the straight. Force and three-dimensional video analyses were conducted on seven competitive athletes during maximal effort sprinting on the bend (radius 37.72 m) and straight. Left step mean peak vertical and resultant force decreased significantly by 0.37 body weight (BW) and 0.21 BW… CONTINUE READING