The purpose of this study was to identify differences in force, impulse and power characteristics in block starts and first two contacts between youth academy (n=20) and elite senior male sprinters (n=17). Senior sprinters were significantly faster out of the blocks with a horizontal velocity of 3.35m/s ±0.15 compared to 3.14 ±0.16m/s, leading to 10m times of 1.64±0.045s and 1.706±0.06s respectively. Force application time of the arms, rear leg and front leg were significantly lower in the senior athletes (all p
Graham-Smith, Philip; Gallagher, Luke; Brandner, Christopher; Hyun Ryu, Joong; and Palazzi, Dino
"KINETIC COMPARISON OF THE SPRINT STARTS BETWEEN YOUTH AND SENIOR ELITE ATHLETES,"
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