RYPT Blog

Training Deceleration and Change of Direction

Posted by Caoimhe Morris on 27-Aug-2020 18:41:47

[8 minute read]

Jacob Stockdale, Sabrina Ionescu, Kylian Mbappé, and Sarah Rowe are all extremely talented sports people with the ability to leave defenders in the dust. Their ability to decelerate, control force, and re-accelerate in a short period of time is what gets them past defenders in a game, and it's why they're considered to be both talented athletes, and nightmares to defend against.

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Topics: Programming, S&C, Speed, Change of Direction, Deceleration, Agility

Improving your Athlete's Linear Speed

Posted by Ben Smalley on 18-Aug-2020 19:31:26

[6 minute read]

This article is a short summary highlighting the importance of developing speed in your athletes.

What is speed? /

Speed is equal to stride length multiplied by stride frequency. However, these aspects are not why you run fast. They are outcomes of running faster. By applying greater force into the ground, in shorter time frames at ground contact - we increase stride length and increase frequency.

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Topics: Programming, S&C, Speed, Linear Speed