The Brughelli Study: Super Strides?


With the horizontal force crowd chanting Matt Brughelli as the leader of the speed revolution I had to respond to the data on the charts. Why are the strides 3.5 meters? Is Dwight Howard secretly training for the 2012 games in London? Why are strides contact lengths 200 ms long? Does the treadmill have magnets because the study was on the moon? You can get data on force plates if you do enough sampling with enough athletes provided you have large platforms and are experienced. The good news about hurdle testing is that treadmills are not options to collect the data. I do think some of the Weyand research has a lot to provide, but we need to see if the numbers make sense before we can start extrapolating too much.
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Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
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