STRENGTH AND TOTAL WORK CAPACITY ARE NOT RELATED TO SPRINTING
Neves, A. P., Barros, J., & Ribeiro, V. (1999). Correlation between strength and power and short sprint performance on soccer players. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 31(5), Supplement abstract 230.
This study examined the relationships between peak torque, acceleration time, total work, and average power produced isokinetically on a Bydex-3, and the velocities recorded in a 10 and 30-m sprint. It was thought that some of these factors would be important for soccer. Ss were 16 first division soccer players.
There was no significant correlation between the sprinting tests and peak torque, total work, and average power at any setting of the Bydex-3. The best correlation was between sprinting time and acceleration time. It was thought that low to moderate isokinetic velocities are not associated with the high limb velocities of sprinting.
Implication. Less than maximally explosive movements are not related to maximal sprinting actions. Muscle strength and total work capacity are not related to sprinting.
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