Speed Education

Speed Improvement Focus: THE ACUTE EFFECTS OF PRIOR CYCLING CADENCE ON RUNNING PERFORMANCE AND KINEMATICS

THE ACUTE EFFECTS OF PRIOR CYCLING CADENCE ON RUNNING PERFORMANCE AND KINEMATICS

INTRODUCTION

The most arduous and strategic part of a triathlon is the transition from cycling to running. Authors of lay publications suggested various cycle to run methods to optimize

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Speed Improvement Focus: EARLY SPECIALIZATION Vs. MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG ATHLETES

EARLY SPECIALIZATION Vs. MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG ATHLETES

Most experts feel that it is best to avoid specialization prior to age 15 or so, depending upon the stage of growth and development. Others argue for specialization as early as possible whenever the child

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Speed Improvement Focus: DEVELOPMENT OF MAXIMUM SPRINTING SPEED

To the winner of the Olympic 100m goes the accolade “The world’s fastest man/woman.” It is a discipline where the focus of achievement in terms of improved performance and/or in terms of defeating opponents is measured in tiny time increments: increments of personal performance imp

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Speed Improvement Focus: ECCENTRIC STRENGTH TRAINING MORE EFFECTIVE THAN CONCENTRIC TRAINING

ECCENTRIC STRENGTH TRAINING MORE EFFECTIVE THAN CONCENTRIC TRAINING

Hortobagyi, T., Barrier, J., Beard, D., Braspennincx, J., Koens, P., De Vita, P., Dempsey, L., Israel, R., & Lambert, J. (1996). Greater adaptations with submaximal muscle lengthening than maximal short

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Speed Improvement Focus: FLEXIBILITY AND SPEED

FLEXIBILITY AND SPEED

Flexibility exercises are often too closely linked with warm-up. As a result, athletes make the mistake of stretching cold muscles rather than warming the body first with large muscle activity to elevate core temperature 2-4 degrees so joints can be sa

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Speed Improvement Focus: COACHES AND ATHLETES MUST MAKE A CLEAR DISTINCTION BETWEEN SPEED WORK AND SPEED ENDURANCE TRAINING

COACHES AND ATHLETES MUST MAKE A CLEAR DISTINCTION BETWEEN SPEED WORK AND SPEED ENDURANCE TRAINING

The difference between speed work and speed endurance training is not always clear although the training objectives are entirely different. The mere fact that a sprint-assiste

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Speed Improvement Focus: AN OVERVIEW OF PLYOMETRICS AND THEIR USE IN SPEED AND STRENGTH TRAINING

AN OVERVIEW OF PLYOMETRICS AND THEIR USE IN SPEED AND STRENGTH TRAINING - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Responses by James Radcliffe (Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Oregon 1985-Present; author of Plyometrics: Explosiv

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Speed Improvement Focus: HAVING SPEED IS ONE THING: KNOWING HOW TO USE IT IS ANOTHER

HAVING SPEED IS ONE THING: KNOWING HOW TO USE IT IS ANOTHER

I have been working with athletes for 35 years and have seen many improve speed but still not improve performance. We all know that speed can be improved through proper training but no one has discovered why perfor

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Speed Improvement Focus: HIGH SPEED STATIONARY CYCLING: AN OVERLOOKED TRAINING METHOD

HIGH SPEED STATIONARY CYCLING: AN OVERLOOKED TRAINING METHOD

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a variety of sprint-assisted training methods were tested at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) that examined the many factors influencing an athlete’s speed of movement in t

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Speed Improvement Focus: BODY TEMPERATURE DURING AND AFTER EXERCISE IN HOT, HUMID WEATHER

BODY TEMPERATURE DURING AND AFTER EXERCISE IN HOT, HUMID WEATHER

It is important to note that the post workout time period is when you need to provide some assistance and help the body in its cooling effort. As Gabe Mirkin, M.D. (http://www

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