*Mechanical Determinants of Faster Change of Direction Speed Performance in Male Athletes

Change of Direction (COD) requires high-speed stopping and starting, acceleration, faking, cutting and reaccelerating, and also contains both a physical and perceptual-cognitive component. Physical components include ground reaction force (GRF), proper form and technique, and sport-specific movements. Key cognitive components include visual scanning, reaction time and decision making based on an opponent’s action. Change of ...

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