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4 Mar 2021

Experts in Sport: Does stronger = faster?

Force, velocity, and power are all vital for success in jumping and sprinting, but how are these key components measured and monitored to improve athlete performance?

In the latest ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast, host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by Professor JB Morin from Université Jean Monnet (St Etienne) and Dr Bill Haug, Strength and Conditioning Lead at Loughborough University.

During the episode, JB and Bill discuss the methods of measurement and touch upon the importance of individualisation, talking around key topics such as how stronger does not always mean faster, and how and why velocity spectrums may change from one individual athlete to the next.

The panel also explain how to create an optimal force-velocity profile for an athlete, explaining the various training methods to optimise performance. Both experts also discuss the simple methods that can be used to measure force velocity and power, without the need for a force platform.

 

The Experts in Sport podcast is a regular series that brings together experts from across Loughborough University with external thought leaders to discuss the latest research and hot topics in sport and academia with new episodes launched every two weeks.

For further information on the latest research from JB Morin and to access his force velocity profile spreadsheets, visit HERE.