Leg strength and stiffness as ability factors in 100 m sprint running.

  title={Leg strength and stiffness as ability factors in 100 m sprint running.},
  author={C{\'e}line Bret and Abderrehmane Rahmani and A. Dufour and Laurent A Messonnier and J R Lacour},
  journal={The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness},
  volume={42 3},
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the importance of leg strength and stiffness relative to i) 100 m sprint performance, ii) mean speed on the three phases of the 100 m race (30-60-100 m) and iii) the speed differences between these phases. METHODS Nineteen regional to national level male sprinters competed in a 100 m race. Video analysis was used to determine mean velocity parameters. Two subgroups were created since some of the runners decreased their velocity during the… CONTINUE READING
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