Integrating high-speed treadmills into a traditional strength and conditioning program for speed and power sports
High-speed treadmills have become valuable tools for increasing speed and sports performance over the past 2 decades. traditionally, they have been part of narrowly focused clinic-based programs designed to increase speed solely with the use of technology. this has led to questions about surface transfer, high injury rates, and how this technology fits into a comprehensive strength and conditioning program. here, we will not only address these issues but also demonstrate that when properly integrated, high-speed treadmills are exceptional tools that can be used in a variety of settings to improve performance for the speed and power athletes while all but eliminating sprint-related injuries.
Public Health and Sports Medicine
High-speed treadmill, Metabolic training, Periodization, Speed training, Sprint mechanics
Hauschildt, Mitchell D. "Integrating high-speed treadmills into a traditional strength and conditioning program for speed and power sports." Strength & Conditioning Journal 32, no. 2 (2010): 21-32.
Strength and Conditioning Journal