Complete Speed Conditioning

by Patrick Beith |   Date Released : 02 Dec 2005
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Patrick Beith

About the author: Patrick Beith

Patrick Beith is the Director of Strength & Conditioning for Athletes' Acceleration in Massachusetts. Patrick holds his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and is recognized by National Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCS), National Academy of Sports Medicine (PES), American College of Sports Medicine (HFI) and USA Track & Field Coaching Level II (Jumps, Sprints, Hurdles and Relays).

Patrick has worked with a wide range of clientele focusing on the conditioning of speed and power for athletes.

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Comments (3)

Widmer, Kevin | 10 Sep 2011, 12:20 PM

I think the article is refering towards athletes like football, volleyball, and track sprinters. I've done it myself where I static stretch before a power lift and my lifts weren't nearly as efficent, as compared to when I use a dynamic warm up. I'm sure someone will say the opposite of what I'm saying here later. I think the best thing to do is try it yourself! :)

Magedera, Carl | 19 Apr 2011, 20:30 PM

Seriously useful article, with lots of practical suggestions and sound advice on a comprehensive structure for the speed focussed programme.

Germain, Christine | 19 Jan 2011, 19:13 PM

Comment on the Pre-competition -warming up. Really? Static stretcing reduces speed and power? For the past several years, I thought there wasn't strong enough studies to proof such thing.
Look at ballet dancers, Circus athletes, modern and contemporary dancers, synchronized swimmers. They do have to hold stretches in their routine.
So what do you suggest?

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