Comparison of the effectiveness of treadmill vs. overground sprint training

Jeremy Joseph Perales, University of Texas at El Paso


Sprint performance is a critical factor in a vast majority of athletic events. Sprint performance is characterized by an athletes’ ability to sprint at maximal speeds. Sprint performance has recently been evaluated using various methodological approaches. Research has investigated sprint performance overground as well as with the use of motorized and non-motorized (torque) treadmills. Recently, treadmill research has focused on the non-motorized treadmill However, the effects of sprint training on a motorized treadmill are still not fully understood. Therefore, the purpose of the proposed research is to investigate: 1) changes in sprint performance between experimental groups; 2) sprint training methods; and 3) determine if treadmill sprinting is replicative of overground sprinting following a 6-week intervention.

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Perales, Jeremy Joseph, "Comparison of the effectiveness of treadmill vs. overground sprint training" (2016). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10131606.