Effects of unilateral and bilateral plyometric training on endurance running performance

Premium

Ian Greenwood

Successful endurance running performance (rEND) requires the maintenance of high velocities and economical movements over extended periods of time. Whilst maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), fractional utilisation, running economy (RE), velocity at VO2max and biomechanical factors (stride length, mechanical stiffness of the musculotendinous system) are well established as important markers of success (Beatie et al., 2017) a growing body of evidence has emerged demonstrating that neuromuscular factors associated with plyometric training improves RE and rEND. Therefore, the purpose of the study which is explained in this webinar was to investigate the effects of an 11- week unilateral and bilateral plyometric training intervention on endurance running performance