[quote author="Jay Turner" date="1239006976"][quote author="Mike Young" date="1238847545"]It’s not necessarily a problem since flexibility is an outcome of neurological (the ability of a muscle to relax) and musculotendonous issues. Is the athlete slow and unexplosive?
Yes. Very slow and unexplosive. Thoughts? Suggestions?[/quote]
If we need to increase the attractiveness of our sport to the public (without abandonment of flowers or promoting wearing of tights) we need to address this population’s inability to move quickly. If we can influence many team sports participants to physical participation or visual appreciation of our sport the result will be positive ramifications for sponsorship and funding. However at present it seems that we only have endless strength routines (or extensive tempo) to offer this population that probably lacks the time or is hesistant to risk injury or is fearful of contamination with the physiological requirements of their sport for which the above mentioned training methods will influence. Therefore we need more succinct methods for which the person you refer to can be a subject.
Is this slow and unexplosiveness limited to the sprint start – blocks or first few steps?
How does this person react to a low depth jump?
Can they cycle their arms quickly such as when boxing?[/quote]
Is this slow and unexplosiveness limited to the sprint start – blocks or first few steps? No it is not limited to those things. It’s pretty much everything.
How does this person react to a low depth jump? Not sure what you mean by this. Please explain further.
Can they cycle their arms quickly such as when boxing? I actually tested them on this not too long ago, and the answer is no.