BASIC POWER, STRENGTH, AND ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASURES ARE NOT RELATED TO SPRINT RUNNING
Kukolj, M., Ropret, R., Ugarkovic, D., & Jaric, S. (1999). Anthropometric, strength, and power predictors of sprinting performance. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 39, 120-122.
Male physical education students (N = 24) were timed for 0.5-15.0 m and 15-30 m from a sprint start. Jumping power, isometric leg strength, and body lean mass and percent fat as well as standard anthropometric indicators were measured.
All variables were unrelated to sprinting performance other than height of a counter-movement jump.
Implication. Isolated strength and power tests, and anthropometric measures are not related to sprint running. Other, more sprinting-specific measures need to be determined.
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