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07-09-2010, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by noobman View Post
It might help to know a little bit more about you.

Are you a tall player? Short? Heavy? Light?

Would you describe your stride as short and chippy or long and powerful?

Usually when a player is talking about acceleration, he's talking about those first three steps he takes when starting off from a stationary position or transitioning from a stop.

As others have mentioned, strength and flexibility could be the issue if you are certain that your technique is good.
6', 185 lbs, 24 years old, in decent shape but definitely not ripped. And I'm referring to those first few strides from a stop, but also going from a decent speed to that "next gear."

And I actually already use the abductor/adductor machine, haven't thought about how it could improve my speed though, have been using it to just keep my abductors and adductors balanced and strong because I can get knee problems otherwise. Plyometrics and speed skipping are good calls though, will look into both for sure! Could also probably shed a few pounds to make the acceleration easier

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