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Power and the Application to Sport


Power is the most sort after performance variable in sports performance. Many sports require massive explosive patterns of movements for example American football is a pure power game, with repeated multiple sprints carried out time after time. Wide receivers and corner backs who mark the wide receivers carry out high intensity explosive sprinting activities and jumping movements in almost every play they are involved with. In team games such as soccer, power is a major contributor to the winning team, and it could be argued that this is the most important aspect of the game deciding the winning and losing team. For example if an attacking player is faster and more powerful than a defender then ultimately if they have the same distance to cover then they will ultimately reach the ball first first. Click the link for more.....