As it relates to training American football players, sprinting distances are significantly shorter than those found in track and field, with most falling between 10 and 30 yards. In this follow-up to ‘Maximum Power Sled Sprinting for American Football,’ Cameron Josse looks at the influence of heavy resisted sprinting and explores the importance of the force-velocity spectrum in maximizing power potential.
Director of Sports Performance, Cameron Josse, uses the 1080 Sprint to measure the data from four NFL football players to see if four weeks of sprinting against individualized sled loads of maximum power could improve their sprint performance.
This article is the second part of a mini-series on resisted sled sprint (RSS) training. The article provides the basis for you to construct resisted sprint sessions based on the requirements of your athlete.
Resisted sled sprint (RSS) training is an effective method to improve linear sprint performance – but how do we load the sled?