[quote author="Daniel Andrews" date="1269860964"]A couple of things and Mike already pointed what the requirements would be following todays acceleration pattern to achieve such speeds so lets take this one step further. What fuel are they going to need to use to create the energy necessary to achieve these speeds? ATP system, so phosphate is the fuel and that’s an awfully heavy fuel to be carrying around. Now couple that with our current skeletal and muscular structure and you have 2 huge limitations to sustain the current acceleration curve significantly or alter initial acceleration to reach such speeds. I don’t think you have to go to the fibre level to find this impractical as I am pretty sure contraction times in fast twitch muscle among mammals is not all that different and I am almost positive that all mammals share around the same maximum range of phosphate storage.
It would be interesting if there was a training modality that resulted with an increase in phosphocreatine storage. Without digging up old wounds, it would also be of interest to know if certain genetic make-ups have higher phosphocreatine levels or were more likely to increase phosphocreatine storage from training. As far as I can see no such situation exists but if anyone has any information to that effect…
Re Weyand’s patent: I don’t get why you would patent a running speed formula. Does that mean that if you quote it you have to pay? Who in their right mind would pay or patent without getting it right first? Sigh…If only I had patented 1+1=2[/quote]
No Really, how about patent on X^0=1