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Effect Of High-Speed Treadmill Training With A Body Weight Support System In A Sport Acceleration Program, Carie Suzanne Eastman Aug 2011

Effect Of High-Speed Treadmill Training With A Body Weight Support System In A Sport Acceleration Program, Carie Suzanne Eastman

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Introduction: Maximum running acceleration essential components in many sports. The identification of specific training protocols to maximize sprint speed would be useful knowledge for soccer coaches and players.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a high-speed treadmill with the use of a body-weight support system in a 6-week sport acceleration program on: 40-yard sprint time, maximal isometric knee flexor and extensor strength.

Methods: 32 female soccer players (age 16 ± 1.19 yrs) participated in two treatment groups and one control group. Both treatment groups participated in a 12-session sport acceleration program. The first treatment ...