Effect of natural turf, artificial turf, and sand surfaces on sprint performance. A systematic review and meta-analysis

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  • Javier Sanchez-Sanchez
  • Alejandro Martinez-Rodriguez
  • Jose Luis Felipe
  • Antonio Hernandez-Martin
  • Esther Ubago-Guisado
  • Bangsbo, Jens
  • Leonor Gallardo
  • Jorge Garcia-Unanue

The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of natural turf, artificial turf, and sand on sprint performance in different sports and to determine how the sport surface affects sprint performance. A systematic search was conducted in Pubmed, Web of Sciences, and SPORTDiscus databases. Out of 5644 studies, 11 studies were included in the meta-analysis. The studies were very heterogeneous, as they examined different structural characteristics or quality parameters. The studies on natural turf and sand showed significant improvements on sprint speed during training. On the other hand, the analysis of fatigue did not reveal significant differences in the deterioration of sprint speed on both natural and artificial turf. Significance was set at p < 0.05. In conclusion, although lower performance in sprint was reported on sand, further studies are needed to explain the differences in sprint on natural and artificial turf.

TidsskriftInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Udgave nummer24
Antal sider12
StatusUdgivet - 2020

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CURIS 2020 NEXS 381

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