Improve Speed by Increasing Stride Length

August 14, 2007

By Brian M. Hickey, PhD
Florida A&M University
College of Education

Speed is often the deciding and prime factor in athletic competition. It is the result of flexibility and power. When force is applied over a greater range of motion – the potential for power and speed is multiplied…

Research shows that an increase in flexibility directly amplifies speed and power. About 25% of an athlete’s total training time should be dedicated to the use of flexibility enhancing modalities. This time should be evenly divided in order to include flexibility training in both the warm-up and cool-down…

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