Athletes have considerable freedom to set the starting blocks in athletics sprint events. We aimed to understand how the block pedal angle changes influence force production and performance of the start. Fifteen non-experienced, but coached participants performed a total of 18 starts each (three starts with each of 6 different block settings) in a random order. Linear mixed modelling of ground reaction forces (1000 Hz) and motion data (200 Hz) yielded 6.4% higher values (p
Salo, Aki I. T.; Colyer, Steffi L.; Sheppard, Jonathon J.; and Okkonen, Olli
"CHANGES IN SPRINT START PERFORMANCE DUE TO VARIATION IN BLOCK PEDAL ANGLES ON NON-EXPERIENCED, BUT COACHED PARTICIPANTS,"
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