November 2003

Introduction Speed. It’s one of the most revered qualities in all of athletics. Regardless of your sport, its likely that you need some kind of speed in order to be successful. In most popular sports, including football, basketball, hockey, soccer, martial arts, and track & field, speed is essential. However, what most people may not realize is that it isn’t just speed alone that ensures success. In these so-called anaerobic sports, the athlete is required to generate repeated bursts of maximal force. These athletes need to be able to pair their speed with their strength. In other words, they must be able...