The purpose of this study was to clarify sprint characteristic differences between control and suppressed arm sprint running during the maximum velocity phase. Baseball players (n=15) completed a 50 m control and suppressed arm trial, and ground reaction force was measured with force platforms. Sprint characteristics were calculated during the stride that maximum velocity was reached. Cohen’s d effect size with 95% confidence intervals and paired T-tests elucidated differences between trials. The maximum velocity decreased by 7.06% during the suppressed arm trial, compared to the control, probably caused by the suppressed arm condition. There were further decreases in propulsive (12.67%), braking (7.40%), vertical (2.81%) and effective vertical (5.95%) mean forces, suggesting significant ground reaction force differences between trials during the maximum velocity phase.
Gleadhill, Sam and Nagahara, Ryu
"DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CONTROL AND SUPPRESSED ARM SPRINT RUNNING DURING THE MAXIMUM VELOCITY PHASE,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 39:
1, Article 66.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol39/iss1/66