Speed Education

Speed Improvement Focus: COACHES HEALTH – THE HEALTH RISKS OF INFLAMMATION AND PAIN CONTROL

COACHES HEALTH - THE HEALTH RISKS OF INFLAMMATION AND PAIN CONTROL

As former athletes in a variety of sports, almost every coach will eventually be forced to make decisions about their choice of medication to control joint inflammation and pain. Eventually, previous injurie

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Speed Improvement Focus: HAMSTRING INJURIES IN TEAM SPORTS

HAMSTRING INJURIES IN TEAM SPORTS

A stretch or tear of one of the three large muscles of the back of the thigh comprising the hamstring muscle group (biceps, semimembranosus, and semitendinosus) typically occurs when these muscles are contracting forcefully during the sprin

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Speed Improvement Focus: WEIGHT TRAINING MYTH AND FACT SHEET

WEIGHT TRAINING MYTH AND FACT SHEET

Myth #1 Young children do not need strength training.

Fact:  For over 50 years, test results of children in the U S have revealed poor upper body (arm and shoulder) and abdominal strength; considerably worse than Europ

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Speed Improvement Focus: WARM-UP AND STRETCHING: MODIFYING YOUR APPROACH

WARM-UP AND STRETCHING: MODIFYING YOUR APPROACH

Although most research supports the use of stretching exercises before a workout or game, there is conflicting evidence and a difference of opinion and practice in several key areas such as what technique to use, when to stret

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Speed Improvement Focus: MUSCLE WEIGHT GAIN WITHOUT STEROIDS

MUSCLE WEIGHT GAIN WITHOUT STEROIDS

Avoiding any steroid or growth enhancing aid is a wise health decision for athletes and non athletes. A drug-free muscle weight gain program can be very effective with considerable dedication to both diet and exercise. For high school and

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Speed Improvement Focus: YOU CAN SLOW DOWN THE AGING PROCESS AND LIVE LONGER

YOU CAN SLOW DOWN THE AGING PROCESS AND LIVE LONGER

There is much a coach can do to slow the aging process and live a longer, healthier life, regardless of the stressful nature of the profession. Researchers who compared the life span of 21,000 same-sex identical twins who

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Speed Improvement Focus: HYPONATREMIA IS A SERIOUS THREAT ON HOT, HUMID DAYS

HYPONATREMIA IS A SERIOUS THREAT ON HOT, HUMID DAYS

Hot, humid weather poses a serious health risk to all athletes and fitness enthusiasts who engage in strenuous activity for long periods of time. Most individuals are now programmed to replace lost fluids with properly spa

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Speed Improvement Focus: FOOT SPACING GUIDELINES FOR THE 40-YARD DASH

FOOT SPACING GUIDELINES FOR THE 40-YARD DASH

Three slightly different approaches are worthy of testing for team sport athletes to determine which method produces the fastest 40-yard dash time or fastest 5-20 yard time for interior linemen in football and players in other sp

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Speed Improvement Focus: THE FUNCTION OF THE MID TORSO IN SPORT ACTIVITIES

THE FUNCTION OF THE MID TORSO IN SPORT ACTIVITIES

Most sports encompass relatively large movements of the trunk. Since the trunk segment has a large mass, great demands are exerted on the trunk musculature, particularly if the trunk movements are to be performed with high a

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Speed Improvement Focus: MUSCLE IMBALANCE AND SPEED

MUSCLE IMBALANCE AND SPEED

The major focus on muscle imbalance in the past has been between joint agonists and antagonists such as the quadriceps (generally well developed in sprinters) and hamstrings (underdeveloped in most athletes). A quadriceps/hamstrings ratio of 60: 4

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