Speed Education

Speed Improvement Focus: GENERAL PREPARATION PHASE OF A COLLEGE 100 METER SPRINTER

GENERAL PREPARATION PHASE OF A COLLEGE 100 METER SPRINTER

Sprinting is an activity that depends on the coordination of both nerves and muscles, and on the ability of the central nervous system to eliminate as many braking and friction movements as possible. Mechanically, sp

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Speed Improvement Focus: MAXIMAL VELOCITY SPRINT MECHANICS

Sprinting is a complex task that places a high neuromuscular demand on the performer and requires high levels of coordinated movement and appropriate sequencing of muscle activations to perform at peak levels. This paper will examine maximal velocity sprint mechanics with particular f
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Speed Improvement Focus: THE USE OF HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR ATHLETES

THE USE OF HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR ATHLETES

The vitamin and herbal supplement industry is big business in this country with annual sales exceeding $23 billion and involving over 40,000 products. A 15-year old law permits supplements to enter the market without the approval o

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Speed Improvement Focus: RELAXATION AND SPRINTING IN TEAM SPORTS

RELAXATION AND SPRINTING IN TEAM SPORTS

Coaches and athletes are well aware that the absence of efficient, tension- free muscular movement produces more rapid fatigue, poor performance, and increases the incidence of injuries. Executing short sprints in team sports also req

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Speed Improvement Focus: RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GROUND REACTION FORCE IMPULSE AND KINEMATICS OF SPRINT-RUNNING ACCELERATION

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GROUND REACTION FORCE IMPULSE AND KINEMATICS OF SPRINT-RUNNING ACCELERATION

The literature contains some hypotheses regarding the most favorable ground reaction force (GRF) for sprint running and how it might be achieved. This study tested the relevanc

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Speed Improvement Focus:RELAXATION AND SPRINTING IN TEAM SPORTS

RELAXATION AND SPRINTING IN TEAM SPORTS

Coaches and athletes are well aware that the absence of efficient, tension- free muscular movement produces more rapid fatigue, poor performance, and increases the incidence of injuries. Executing short sprints in team sports also req

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Speed Improvement Focus: WHY HEALTHY EATING FOR WEIGHT LOSS IS SO DIFFICULT

WHY HEALTHY EATING FOR WEIGHT LOSS IS SO DIFFICULT

Eating less and eating healthy is no easy task. You are competing against a stacked deck prepared by wise food manufacturers and their marketing experts. Research shows that the brain is activated by thoughts of foods high

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Speed Improvement Focus:EVALUATION OF STRENGTH TRAINING CONCEPTS

EVALUATION OF STRENGTH TRAINING CONCEPTS

Two theories were evaluated in light of the published literature.

1. Strength training exercises should simulate the sport movement as closely as possible in terms of movement pattern, movement velocity, type of contraction,

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Speed Improvement Focus: SPECIFICITY OF STRENGTH TRAINING

SPECIFICITY OF STRENGTH TRAINING

Strength training increases strength most at the specific velocity of movement at which the training exercises are performed. Strength increases are progressively smaller at velocities farther removed from the training velocity. This velocit

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Speed Improvement Focus: SPEED

SPEED

In most every sport, speed is an important factor for success on the field, court, or otherwise. The following speed program is quite simple in nature, emphasizing proper technique as the key to improvement. Speed has been defined as: Stride Length x Stride Frequency.

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