HIP STRENGTH TRAINING IMPROVES SPRINT AND AGILITY PERFORMANCES
Deane, R. S., Chow, J. W., Tillman, M. D., & Fournier, K. A. (2003). Hip flexor strength training can improve sprint and shuttle run performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 2250.
Ss (M = 13; F = 11) completed eight weeks of hip flexion resistance training using elastic tubing (three times per week, 4 sets of 15 repetitions for each leg). Isometric hip flexion strength, 40-yd dash, and 4 x 5.8 m shuttle run times were recorded.
Shorter shuttle and 40-yd run times were recorded in 20 of 24 Ss. All pre- and post-measures were significantly different.
Implication. Hip flexion training improved sprint and agility performances.
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