A biomechanical analysis of maximum effort sprinting

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dc.contributor.advisor Gehlsen, Gale M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Brose, George G. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:16Z
dc.date.created 1978 en_US
dc.date.issued 1978
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1978 .B76 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181788
dc.description.abstract This thesis has investigated the effects of training on the maximum sprinting velocity of experienced male sprinters. Elements of the running stride and capability of the leg to produce torque and power were also analyzed.High speed cinematography was used to determine the subjects' sprinting velocity, stride length, stride frequency, support time, flight time, ratio of support time to stride time, angle of lower leg at take-off, and angle of lead thigh at take-off. Velocities of the upper and lower legs were measured at three points in the stride. Leg strength and power were measured on a Cybex Leg Press, an isokinetic device.Of the 23 measurements taken, only 2 showed significant changes after training: increased flight time and decreased ratio of support time to stride time. These changes suggested a possible increase in the efficiency of the running stride.
dc.format.extent 73 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sprinting. en_US
dc.title A biomechanical analysis of maximum effort sprinting en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/253591 en_US

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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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