React Fast For A Strong Finish

React Fast For A Strong Finish It's been said that football is a game of inches. Success in sprinting is measured in fractions of a second, and a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research suggests that a competitor's reaction time can play an important part in how fast they cross the finish line in a 100 meter race.

Analyzing results of world championship events held between 2003 and 2009 involving 1,319 elite sprinters, scientists discovered that the average reaction time of males was shorter than females, and even shorter in the finals compared to previous starts. Reaction time for female athletes was shortest during the semifinals. The best reaction times were seen within the 26 to 29 year old age group for men, and over 30 for women.

True Strength Moment: Since an athlete's speed in reacting to the starter's gun was directly correlated to race performance, finding a way to train for a faster start could be the catalyst that propels you to a faster finish.
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