⇒ Pmax and F0 during sprint acceleration were strongly related to CoD performance, which makes sense, as CoD requires an athlete to decelerate and accelerate the body quickly. This means that if improving CoD performance is the intention, developing these qualities is a must.
⇒ The exercises used should occur in the horizontal direction or anteroposterior force vector and the lateral direction or mediolateral force vector to maximise acceleration and lateral movement. Here are some example exercises you can use to target these variables.
⇒ Horizontal F0: heavy sled drags, hip thrust.
⇒ Lateral F0: heavy sled lateral shuffles, heavy sled lateral drags.
⇒ Horizontal Pmax: light sled sprints, resisted and unresisted bounding, resisted and unresisted horizontal jumps.
⇒ Lateral Pmax: resisted and unresisted skater jumps, light lateral sled sprints.