TRAINING FOR SPEED IN TACTICAL PERFORMANCE
Growing up as an athlete left me with this wrong conception that speed was an inbuilt thing. You either have it or you do not have it. It took people a quick glance over the playing ground to ascertain who was blessed with speed and who was not.
Another wrong notion was that the one blessed with speed would always have it and the one who does not have speed simply does not. So people who were seen as not having the speed trait were overlooked and the conclusion stamped on them that it was something they would never have.
Never did people try to find that speed trait in everyone. We all just thought it was as simple as having it or not having it. However, as a strength and fitness coach, I can tell you that speed, like many other things, is just a trait. And what is more? It can be developed by anybody.
I have had the opportunity to train with different people, old and young, men and women. I would be lying if I said I did not like some more than others. Some of my trainees just take to the program while others have a little difficulty doing so.
I have fighters and military personnel as my favourites. They treat the program as a work, something that must be done. So you just cannot help but admire their tenacity, seriousness and dedication.
This article is about the development of speed and even though I am not military myself, I will give as much of an honest review of athletic greens as I can. This is because I understand the need for strength, speed and performing when it matters.