Relationship analysis and effects of different factors of running on maximum speed
Author(s): Dr. Hoshiyar Singh
Abstract: Maximum Speed is mainly depends on stride frequency, stride length, lower limb length, arm length, leg length, build of the body, leg explosive strength etc. The main aim of the present study was to find out the effects of the stride frequency, stride length and the leg explosive strength on maximum speed. Fifteen college girls of 19 to 25 years of age were considered as the subjects. The stride frequency, stride length, explosive length and the maximum speed performance were measured through standard process. It was observed from the study that the stride length was highly negatively and significantly correlated with maximum speed and the stride frequency was highly positively significantly correlated with the maximum speed but the relation between maximum speed and the explosive strength was very moderate. It were concluded from the study that the sprinting speed was significantly and positively influenced by the stride frequency. The maximum speed depends inversely upon the stride length and the influence of the explosive strength on speed was very moderate.