Effect of Different Speed Training Protocols on Speed and Sprint Acceleration on Long Jumping Performance in Professional Sprinters: An Experimental Study
Author(s): Anirudha Kulkarni*, Ganesh BR, Dr. Varun Naik
Introduction: Sprinting is an indispensable constituent of countless sports activities. Sprint can be alienated in to a number of stages including quickness, acceleration and deceleration. In many sporting events like sprinting, soccer, rugby, basketball, and cricket, the athletes never attain maximum acceleration and speed during sprinting. Because of that they fail to show the best performance. Along with that sprinter required huge amount of lower limb power which helps them to exert more effort to perform well.
Objective: To estimate the consequence of varied speed drill protocols on speed and sprint acceleration in long jump performance in professional competitive sprinters using 60 m speed test and standing long jump test.
Methodology: 40 professional sprinters (n=40) were screened for the study. 3 weeks speed training protocol was given to the participants. age criterion was 18-25 yrs. Post training acceleration, speed and long jump performance was assessed. Result: Speed training protocol had a positive effect on sprint acceleration, speed and standing long jump performance in professional sprinters.