Speed Education

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: 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: SPEED TRAINING

SPEED TRAINING

By Bernie Dare & Beverly Kearney

This article presents a well-designed year-long periodized program geared toward the American collegiate season. The program is structured so that sprinting receives the highest priority, with all other elements subser

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Speed Improvement Focus: THE RELATION BETWEEN DIFFERENT PHASES OF SPRINT RUN AND SPECIFIC STRENGTH PARAMETERS OF LOWER LIMBS

THE RELATION BETWEEN DIFFERENT PHASES OF SPRINT RUN AND SPECIFIC STRENGTH  PARAMETERS OF LOWER LIMBS

The sprint is determined by the ability to accelerate, the magnitude of maximal velocity and the  ability to maintain velocity against the onset of fatigue. For th

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Speed Improvement Focus: ASPECTS OF STRENGTH TRAINING IN ATHLETICS

ASPECTS OF STRENGTH TRAINING IN ATHLETICS

By Günter Tidow

The first two parts of this article illustrate the strength requirements for high level athletics and explain the various aspects of strength and their respective influence on an athlete’s performance. The la

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Speed Improvement Focus: STRENGTH TRAINING FOR SPEED DEVELOPMENT

STRENGTH TRAINING FOR SPEED DEVELOPMENT

By Harry Marra, Former US National Decathlon Team Coach

There is no question about it! The stronger you are the faster you will be able to run. It's as simple as that!! Does that mean that the strongest man in the world can

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Speed Improvement Focus: A GOOD REVIEW OF RESEARCH INTO STRENGTH

A GOOD REVIEW OF RESEARCH INTO STRENGTH

Morrissey, M. C., Harman, E. A., & Johnson, M. J. (1995). Resistance training modes: Specificity and effectiveness. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 27, 648-660.

Research on various types of resistance training

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