*In the past sled/parachute training has been very popular for sprint training.
*Researchers have struggled to identify the loading scheme that is most appropriate to improve sprint performance in the acceleration phase, are these methods effective?
*What is the appropriate resistance of the sled/parachute?
*The following has been found:
*10 vs. 20% of bodyweight resistance, which is more effective?
*The following measures were recorded for both: propulsive ground reaction force impulse and peak ground reaction force. 
*The findings suggest that the 10% bodyweight did not provide enough resistance to adequately affect ground reaction force, therefore it is suggested that a 20% of bodyweight resistance should be selected for sled/sprint training.
*Sled/Parachute training is an effective method for improving sprinting acceleration
*Note: can be hard to estimate the load of a parachute therefore sled training can be more accurate for load selection. 
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