The paper discusses a study that quantifies the horizontal force produced by the EXER-GENIE® resisted sprint training device and examines the relationship between resistance force and load settings. The study compares the force values between devices using 36m and 60m ropes. The findings provide insights into the resistance applied by the device and its implications for training.
From the study, you can learn the following:
- The EXER-GENIE® resisted sprint training device produces horizontal force (Fh) during sprint training.
- The force produced by the device is influenced by the load settings.
- At lighter load settings, all devices produce similar force values.
- At heavier loads, the 60m device produces higher force values compared to the 36m devices.
- There is a linear relationship between the load on the device and the force produced.
- The device can provide consistent or ramped training loads for athletes.
- It is important to consider the differences in force values between devices when using the EXER-GENIE® device.
- Heavy training with the device may have potential effects on sprinting technique.
- The device can produce Fh values greater than 220 N (approximately 22.5 kg) at various load settings.
- The 36m devices produce similar Fh values across a range of load settings.
- The study has limitations, such as the use of Fh as a primary outcome and the angle of pull.
Overall, this study provides valuable information on the resistance applied by the EXER-GENIE® device in sprint training, allowing coaches and practitioners to better understand and utilize the device for training purposes.
Read the full study: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fspor.2023.1231371/full