Background: Effective sprinting requires large acceleration capabilities. To accelerate, large amount of force must be produced and applied effectively. The use of different implements such as sleds and vests can increase the amount of force produced and alter sprinting effectiveness. We propose the use of increasing overload via the Bulgarian Bag (BB) as a means to modify athletes' sprint and acutely increase force and power production. Methods: 24 young athletes performed three sprints over 20 m in three different conditions: unloaded (BW) and loaded with BB weighing 2.5% (BB2.5) and 5% (BB5) of the athlete's body mass. Sprint times at 2.5, 5, 10, 15, and 20 m were acquired and used to compute the force-velocity relationship for the sprints. Maximal velocity (V0), peak force (F0), peak power (PP), and decrease in ratio of force (DRF) were computed. Results: the additional load caused a decrease in sprint times (p < 0.05) and V0 (p = 0.028), conversely no differences were found for F0 (p = 0.21), PP (p = 0.50), and DRF (p = 0.83). Conclusions: Based on those findings, BB can be an alternative method to effectively overload sprint training toward improving sprinting performance.
Kinematics and Kinetics of Bulgarian-Bag-Overloaded Sprints in Young Athletes / M. Duca, A. Trecroci, E. Perri, D. Formenti, G. Alberti. - In: LIFE. - ISSN 2075-1729. - 10(2020 Nov 15).
|Titolo:||Kinematics and Kinetics of Bulgarian-Bag-Overloaded Sprints in Young Athletes|
DUCA, MARCO (Primo)
TRECROCI, ATHOS (Secondo) (Corresponding)
FORMENTI, DAMIANO (Penultimo)
ALBERTI, GIAMPIETRO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||force–velocity relationship; speed training; track and field; youth;|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-EDF/02 - Metodi e Didattiche delle Attivita' Sportive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||15-nov-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/life10110282|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|