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Increasing Your Foot Speed For Soccer

Soccer
by cbboss

If you want to improve your defensive and offensive soccer skills, start by increasing your speed. You may think you are fast, but if you are diligent, you can always be faster!

Speed is perhaps the most coveted component of athletic performance. Whether you are a sprinter who competes in 5K’s or a marathoner who is looking to improve your time, the importance of foot agility in running is unquestionable.

Traditional thinking dictates that to be fast, choose your parents carefully. In other words, it is merely a genetic trait.

While this is true to the extent that it is not possible to be a world-class sprinter without genetic endowment, sport science and proper coaching have done much to refute this. It has been found to be a learnable skill that can be taught through motor-learning principles.

Ultimately, it is only through the practice (repetition) of these motor skills and proper training that any genetic endowment can reach its highest potential. The more you do something, the better you become at it.

Although the actual physical components of running agility are rather complex, we’re going to keep things simple. It is produced by stride length (distance covered with each stride) and stride frequency (leg turnover time, or how quickly you can get your feet on and off the ground).

Of these two components, stride length is the easiest to develop and is also the most misunderstood. Stride length is not created by how far you can reach forward with each step, but rather by the amount of force you apply to the ground (with the foot striking directly under the hip) and driving back.

It is created through the ground, not the air. Once the foot touches the ground, it drives rearward, creating a springboard effect that propels the body forward.

Head position is critical in athletic performance. Your head should be still during sprinting.

The term “focus” means that your eyes should be straight ahead, as if you are looking at somebody your height in the eyes. Remember, you go where your head goes.

If your head is moving side-to-side, your body is going to be subject to lateral forces that negate from the objective: moving straight ahead. You should run relaxed.

The human head generally weighs between 11 and 14 pounds. Keep this “bowling ball” (your head) in the proper postural alignment: centered between the shoulders.

Keep your arms fixed at a 90-degree angle, to use the strong muscles of the shoulder girdle to create optimum force. Never run with tight, clenched fists.

This will tighten you up and slow you down. Keep your thumb and forefinger in contact or run with an open palm, whichever you are most comfortable with.

Your elbows should be squeezed in to the sides of the body. Stand up and put your left hand on your left hip.

Move your right arm across your body. Did you notice how your left hip moved?

The body is a system of levers and, to simplify matters, what you do with one arm will affect the opposite leg. If your arms cross in the mid-line of your body when running, your hips will rotate in, thereby taking away from your force output and creating rotational forces that minimize your speed.

When sprinting, you want to land on the ball of your foot, or across the metatarsal arch. The foot should land directly under the hip (where all your force is stored) and drive back until the leg is straight behind the body, thus maximizing stride length.

As the foot leaves the ground again (this is called the recovery part of speed), your knee should be driving forward and slightly up. We call this a knee punch.

The most important thing to remember about leg action is that speed is created down and back-by the amount of force applied to the ground, which drives it back and propels the body forward. Leg action happens very quickly.

Olympic sprinters get their foot on and off the ground in about one-tenth of a second. Former gold medalist sprinter Michael Johnson had exceptional stride frequency.

His “ground time” was around 0.006 of a second; he also had a long torso and shorter legs and his amazing stride frequency compensated for a shorter stride length. The objective of linear speed is to go forward or straight ahead.

Therefore, you need to maximize your horizontal components and minimize vertical components. Remember, the objective is to go straight ahead, not up and down.

By studying this information, you can begin to practice becoming faster. You will be stealing the ball and scoring more goals in no time!

Jack R. Landry has been soccer a coach for the last 36 years and written hundreds of articles about soccer all over the world especially in developing countries. He recommends buying a good street soccer ball.

Contact Info:
Terry Daniels
terrydaniels@gmail.com
http://store.callerepublic.com/CALLE_Street_Soccer_Balls_s/41.htm

Sportscar for Enjoying Super Speed

A sportscar is usually a two-door two-seat automobile. This automobile is specially designed to get high speed. These cars can be Spartan or luxurious, but the qualities of a sports car include all of these things – high performance, minimum weight, and good handling. To find the history of the sports car you will have to go back to the beginning of the twentieth century. The early sports cars raced in the rallies, such as Prinz-Heinrich-Fahrt, Herkomer-Cup etc. The name sports car came after the First World War. It is thought that the first sports car was made in the year of 1910. Ferdinand Porsche designed that car.

Afterward the French DFP and the Rolls-Royce joined in manufacturing such cars. Among the small models there were Kissel, Apperson, Marion, National, Midland, Overland etc. Among the large models which are called sports sedans by this time there were Stutz, Mercer, Simplex etc. In 1921 a speedy car with one hundred and fifty kilometer per hour speed came from a French manufacturer Ballot. In the same year one was built by the Benz. There were also many cars which speed limit might not cross today’s normal cars, but at their times they were the speed masters. Many young men dreamt to drive such cars.

The engine layout of an automobile influences its handling characteristics. In sportscar designing the engine layout is very crucial. According to the design layout of a car the position of the engine may in front, middle, or rear of the car. The front engine design is common to the sports car. Which wheel will be driven it is also matter; rear wheel drive is a common design. However, everything is designed to get the best performance from the engine and ultimately from the car. The seating arrangement of a sports car is usually two seats. Two occasional seats are also available in some cars.

There are different layouts of the sportscar; such as front engine and rear wheel layout, front engine and front wheel layout, and rear engine and rear wheel layout. Aims of all of these layouts are same, achieving the best performance. Examples of front engine and rear wheel drive sports cars are Chevrolet Corvette, Mazda MX-5, Caterham-7 etc. To tell about the rear engine and rear wheel drive cars the name of the Porsche 911 will come. This car provides excellent traction. For its significant mass at rear wheels it becomes more prone to over-steer the car in some situations. However, the company is continuously refining the design. In the recent years they have added some electronic driving aids.  

Front engine and front wheel drive cars have advantages for light, small, and lower power sportscar. As for example the name of Saab Sonett, Fiat Barchetta, and Berkeley can be said. There are also four-wheel drive sports cars, but it was rare before 1980. Though the four-wheel drive design adds extra weight, but in adverse weather these designs can give better performance. World’s fastest car Bugatti Veyron is of this kind. 

I will suggest you to visit this site for more information about the sport models of Skoda – Fabia.And you can also read about the model range of Skoda.

Increasing Your Foot Speed For Soccer

If you want to improve your defensive and offensive soccer skills, start by increasing your speed. You may think you are fast, but if you are diligent, you can always be faster!

Speed is perhaps the most coveted component of athletic performance. Whether you are a sprinter who competes in 5K’s or a marathoner who is looking to improve your time, the importance of foot agility in running is unquestionable.

Traditional thinking dictates that to be fast, choose your parents carefully. In other words, it is merely a genetic trait.

While this is true to the extent that it is not possible to be a world-class sprinter without genetic endowment, sport science and proper coaching have done much to refute this. It has been found to be a learnable skill that can be taught through motor-learning principles.

Ultimately, it is only through the practice (repetition) of these motor skills and proper training that any genetic endowment can reach its highest potential. The more you do something, the better you become at it.

Although the actual physical components of running agility are rather complex, we’re going to keep things simple. It is produced by stride length (distance covered with each stride) and stride frequency (leg turnover time, or how quickly you can get your feet on and off the ground).

Of these two components, stride length is the easiest to develop and is also the most misunderstood. Stride length is not created by how far you can reach forward with each step, but rather by the amount of force you apply to the ground (with the foot striking directly under the hip) and driving back.

It is created through the ground, not the air. Once the foot touches the ground, it drives rearward, creating a springboard effect that propels the body forward.

Head position is critical in athletic performance. Your head should be still during sprinting.

The term “focus” means that your eyes should be straight ahead, as if you are looking at somebody your height in the eyes. Remember, you go where your head goes.

If your head is moving side-to-side, your body is going to be subject to lateral forces that negate from the objective: moving straight ahead. You should run relaxed.

The human head generally weighs between 11 and 14 pounds. Keep this “bowling ball” (your head) in the proper postural alignment: centered between the shoulders.

Keep your arms fixed at a 90-degree angle, to use the strong muscles of the shoulder girdle to create optimum force. Never run with tight, clenched fists.

This will tighten you up and slow you down. Keep your thumb and forefinger in contact or run with an open palm, whichever you are most comfortable with.

Your elbows should be squeezed in to the sides of the body. Stand up and put your left hand on your left hip.

Move your right arm across your body. Did you notice how your left hip moved?

The body is a system of levers and, to simplify matters, what you do with one arm will affect the opposite leg. If your arms cross in the mid-line of your body when running, your hips will rotate in, thereby taking away from your force output and creating rotational forces that minimize your speed.

When sprinting, you want to land on the ball of your foot, or across the metatarsal arch. The foot should land directly under the hip (where all your force is stored) and drive back until the leg is straight behind the body, thus maximizing stride length.

As the foot leaves the ground again (this is called the recovery part of speed), your knee should be driving forward and slightly up. We call this a knee punch.

The most important thing to remember about leg action is that speed is created down and back-by the amount of force applied to the ground, which drives it back and propels the body forward. Leg action happens very quickly.

Olympic sprinters get their foot on and off the ground in about one-tenth of a second. Former gold medalist sprinter Michael Johnson had exceptional stride frequency.

His “ground time” was around 0.006 of a second; he also had a long torso and shorter legs and his amazing stride frequency compensated for a shorter stride length. The objective of linear speed is to go forward or straight ahead.

Therefore, you need to maximize your horizontal components and minimize vertical components. Remember, the objective is to go straight ahead, not up and down.

By studying this information, you can begin to practice becoming faster. You will be stealing the ball and scoring more goals in no time!

Jack R. Landry has been soccer a coach for the last 36 years and written hundreds of articles about soccer all over the world especially in developing countries. He recommends buying a good street soccer ball.

Contact Info:
Terry Daniels
terrydaniels@gmail.com
http://store.callerepublic.com/CALLE_Street_Soccer_Balls_s/41.htm

Retro Games – RC Pro-Am NES Ending #3 – Higher Top Speed Demon

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted – Walkthrough Part 12 | NFS001

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted – Walkthrough Part 2 | NFS001

Need for Speed: Most Wanted - Walkthrough Part 2 | NFS001

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