I think that 1/2 squats are more beneficial than full squats when training for sports that involve running.
The running motion is just 1/2 squats over and over again. It does not involve the full squatting motion so why do an exercise that isn't specific to your sport.
I know full squats work a lot more muscles and your gains will be bigger by doing them but if you are training for a sport that involves running, why not train the muscles specific to that sport?
what about injury prevention? I'd like to know more about this as well...
Specificity is a matter of training specifically. No motion in the weight room will help you get better at a sport, unless your sport is powerlifting or Olympic lifting.
That being said, if you want to be a better runner, you have to run.
Weight training supplements that by developing strength in the relevant muscle groups. Sport-specific or functional training doesn't apply. You have to look at what's best for the muscle group; what's better, a partial ROM or a full ROM? I think anyone with any training experience will tell you that the full ROM is better for any movement.
Vin Diesel has a fever.. and the only prescription is more cowbell.
Budiak: That girl I maced
Budiak: heh maced
Budiak: I wish
ShmrckPmp5: a good thing people can't fire guns through the computer...your ass would have been shot years ago
Y2A 47: youre smooth as hell
Y2A 47: thats why you get outta tickets, and into panties
galileo: you're a fucking beast and I hate you
assgrabbers are never subtile, they will grabb ass whereever they go,public or not, I know the type, because I am one. - Rock
without the full range of motion you wont' get complete muscle development. As such, your 1/2 reps performed when running will be weaker