Chapter 2. Physiological Demands of Sprinting and Multiple-Sprint Sports

  1. Ronald J. Maughan PhD
  1. Clyde Williams PhD

Published Online: 10 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303315.ch2

Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

How to Cite

Williams, C. (2008) Physiological Demands of Sprinting and Multiple-Sprint Sports, in Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport (ed R. J. Maughan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303315.ch2

Editor Information

  1. School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156387

Online ISBN: 9781444303315

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Keywords:

  • physiological demands of sprinting;
  • elite sprinters - characteristics of;
  • body composition;
  • muscle fiber composition and muscle strength;
  • movement speed;
  • mechanical limitations;
  • environmental influences;
  • power output during sprinting;
  • energy metabolism during sprinting;
  • Loughborough Intermittent Shuttle Running Test (LIST)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sprinting: 100 m

  • Multiple-sprint sports

  • Characteristics of elite sprinters

  • Mechanical limitations

  • Power output during sprinting

  • Energy metabolism during sprinting

  • References