Loturco Irineu from Nucleus of High Performance is Sport Sao Paolo and his colleagues published the article “Predictive Factors Of Elite Sprint Performance: Influences Of Muscle Mechanical Properties
And Functional Parameters” in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.
In conclusion, it was found that faster athletes performed better in strength-power tests, in both loaded and unloaded conditions, as confirmed by the strong correlations observed between speed and power measures. Lastly, the Vc also showed a marked selective influence on 26 sprint and power
capacities. These findings reinforce the notion that maximum running speed is a very complex physical capacity, which should be assessed and trained using several methods and training strategies.