Short-term plyometric training improves running economy in highly trained middle and long distance runners.

@article{Saunders2006ShorttermPT,
  title={Short-term plyometric training improves running economy in highly trained middle and long distance runners.},
  author={Philo Urson Saunders and Richard D Telford and David B Pyne and Esa M Peltola and Ross B. Cunningham and Chris J Gore and John A. Hawley},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={947-54}
}
Fifteen highly trained distance runners VO(2)max 71.1 +/- 6.0 ml.min(-1).kg(-1), mean +/- SD) were randomly assigned to a plyometric training (PLY; n = 7) or control (CON; n = 8) group. In addition to their normal training, the PLY group undertook 3 x 30 minutes PLY sessions per week for 9 weeks. Running economy (RE) was assessed during 3 x 4 minute treadmill runs (14, 16, and 18 km.h(-1)), followed by an incremental test to measure VO(2)max. Muscle power characteristics were assessed on a… CONTINUE READING