Relationship Between Maximal Squat Strength and 5-, 10- and 40-yard Sprint Times

Jeffrey M. McBride, Daniel Blow, Tyler J. Kirby, Tracie L. Haines, Andrea M. Dayne, and N. Travis Triplett

Purpose: Examine the relationship between maximal squat strength and sprinting times.

Conclusions: The investigation provides additional evidence of the possible importance of maximal squat strength relative to body mass concerning sprinting capabilities in competitive athletes.

IN PLAIN ENGLISH: Increasing the strength of your legs via squatting – regardless of body weight – can help one run faster.