Journal of Athletic EnhancementISSN: 2324-9080

Research Article, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 3 Issue: 2

A Case Study of Two National Standard Sprinters Completing a Pose and Traditional Sprint Start Technique

Graham Fletcher1,2*, Roger Bartlett2 and Nicholas Romanov3
1School of Physical Education, University of Otago, 56 Union Street West, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
2University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, Canada
3Romanov Academy of Sport Science, FL, USA
Corresponding author : Graham Fletcher
School of Physical Education, University of Otago 56 Union Street West, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
Tel: 64 3 479 8991; Fax: 64 3 479 8309
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 26, 2013 Accepted: February 08, 2014 Published: February 12, 2014
Citation: Fletcher G, Bartlett R, Romanov N (2014) A Case Study of Two National Standard Sprinters Completing a Pose and Traditional Sprint Start Technique. J Athl Enhancement 3:2. doi:10.4172/2324-9080.1000145

Abstract

A Case Study of Two National Standard Sprinters Completing a Pose and Traditional Sprint Start
Technique

The purpose of this study was to determine the kinematic and kinetic differences between two elite sprinters completing a traditional and Pose sprint start. A traditional start technique teaches driving out of the starting blocks whereas the Pose start teaches pulling the hands from the ground first and then immediately pulling the back foot out of the starting block towards the buttocks. The findings indicated both starts showed maximal starting block force occurred before the hands left the ground, except for the front foot vertical force in the Pose start. Both sprint starts showed a proximal-to-distal lower limb muscle activation for the back leg during the starting block phase. The Pose start had less time when muscles were active during the starting block phase and showed an increased back leg knee angular extension-flexion velocity. Finally, significantly greater horizontal displacement after 1 s was achieved by the Pose start.

Keywords: Elite athlete; Accelerated running; Starting blocks

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