Speed Improvement Focus: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 requires very efficient muscular coordination and relaxed movement patterns. During relaxed movement, less pliant tense muscles restrict range of motion and keep athletes from reaching their maximum mph speed. In addition, muscle involvement may occur that does not efficiently contribute to forward movement.

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