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Browsing All posts tagged under »speed«

How explosive is John Wall?

May 4, 2018

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If you follow the NBA, the last four years or so it’s hard to go long stretches without hearing something about John Wall’s athleticism. He’s gotten some awfully large praise, aimed primarily at his speed. Wall himself says he’s the fastest player in the NBA; his head coach wonders if he’s the fastest ever!   […]

Why can white women run and jump better than white men? (why do drugs help you run faster?)

August 24, 2016

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In White men caN jump? Kind of. But they still can’t run. Sort of. it was covered whites do progressively worse in endurance events compared to blacks. A potential reason for this being a difference in ability to get rid of heat. This brings up the question, if steroids make people stronger, and runners get faster from steroids, […]

Being old doesn’t have to mean being slow

June 1, 2016

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In the fitness world a couple physical qualities are focused on when it comes to aging. They tend to be strength and balance. A big reason for this is preventing falls. Stronger legs and better balance can hold a person up better. Simple enough. However, speed and reaction time tend to get ignored. This is despite many […]