1080 Motion is announcing a collaboration project about sprint training and acceleration performance through improved sprint mechanics and maximal power. We teamed up for this project with a group of sport scientists led by Professor J-B Morin (University of Nice, France). This group of scientists has published significant works in the field of sprint mechanics, individual force-velocity-power profiling and sled resistance training in the recent years.

Of particular interest is their series of studies focused on sprint acceleration mechanical profiling and the conditions of resistance training for maximizing horizontal force and power production, and mechanical effectiveness of ground force application (for details and papers see researchgate: http://tinyurl.com/gtznssp)

This international research group includes Dr Pierre Samozino (University of Savoy, France), Dr Pedro Jimenez-Reyes (UCAM Murcia, Spain), Dr Scott R Brown (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand), and Master/PhD students Matt R Cross (Auckland), Johan Lahti (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland), Ola Eriksrud (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences) and Mehdi Chedati (University of Nice, France).

Based on the recent publications of Matt R Cross (for details and papers see researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matt_Cross2), the primary outcomes of the project will focus on the results of resisted sprint training oriented as a function of the individual horizontal force-velocity relationship. The studies are expected to offer valuable insight into the effects of different magnitudes of resistance on capacities important to sprinting acceleration performance, including the use of the 1080 Sprint as both an assessment and training tool, and will help shape the understanding of resisted sprint training implementation. Testing is already well underway, using a controlled training study design in a large group of athletes, including Rugby players, Soccer players, and Track and Field athletes.

Results will be submitted for publication during Q2 2017, and will bring new insights into the interest and effectiveness of “training for maximal power” during sprint acceleration. Furthermore, this project will include detailed and comparative analysis of the ability of the 1080 Sprint to provide both the athlete evaluation and the appropriate resistance training overload in this context.