Is it possible to get faster? Everyone has their own opinion regarding this but science will tell you yes. There is a genetic limit to our potential in athletics. When we are born, it is pre-determined how much fast twitch muscle fiber we can potentially manifest. However, even Olympic sprinters must train to maintain or achieve their peak speed. Nonetheless, unless we train effectively we will never know what our peak speed could be.
Speed can be increased through enhancement of
- power development
- core stabilization
- reaction time
- nervous system function
The nervous system is the sovereign master of the quality of human movement. Sports performance enhancement is largely focused on improving the nervous system. Muscle tissue biopsy studies reveal the first 6-8 weeks of training program provides no structural changes to the muscle and adaptations are solely neuromuscular.
Athletes who are fast, change direction well and are more agile, have a better ability to quickly recruit the appropriate muscles to move their limb and body quickly. The muscles that oppose the desired movements are also quickly inhibited to allow fluid functional movement. Most fast people look like they are moving effortlessly.
Enhancing speed, quickness and agility require training with specificity. Improper training can be counterproductive for speed enhancement if it is not done properly. Speed training is not just about running fast, doing sprints or getting stronger.
Speed, quickness and agility are enhanced by improving coordination. Think about it. What is the one thing you can easily say distinctively separates the best athletes from even the good ones, especially the mediocre ones? Coordination! The best athletes are always much more coordinated than their counterparts.
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