Flashcards in Chapter 9 Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training for Performance Enhancement Deck (13)
What is Speed?
The "rate of performance" of an activity
What is the Stretch-Shortening Cycle?
An active stretch of a muscle followed by an immediate shortening of that same muscle
What is Linear Speed?
The ability to move the body in one intended direction as fast as possible
What is Stride Rate?
The amount of time needed to complete a stride cycle and is limited by stride length
What is Stride Length?
The distance covered with each stride and is improved by increasing the amount of force applied into the ground
What is Drive Phase?
When the foot is in contact with the ground
What is the Recovery Phase?
When the leg swings from the hip while the foot clears the ground
What is the Support Phase?
Where the runner's weight is carried by the entire foot
What is Agility?
The ability to change direction or orientation of the body based on rapid processing of internal or external information quickly and accurately without significant loss of speed
What is Multidirectional Speed?
Being able to create speed in any direction or body orientation (forward, backward, lateral, diagonal)
What is Quickness?
An athlete's ability to execute movement skill in a comparatively brief amount of time is part of the athleticism continuum
What is Reaction Time?
The time elapsed between the athlete's recognizing the need to act and initiating the appropriate action