The Difference of Strength Training and Speed Training

All athletes should strive to improve their speed performance. Speed is an important component of any sport. Most athletic competitions are won through the use of speed. Strength, agility and power all have their place. However, speed is arguably the most important attribute for any athlete to possess. Speed gives players the edge, and it helps to separate the average and good players from the champions and super stars.

Strength Training

Strength training is also good for people. However, speed training ultimately utilizes strength training. A good speed training program will have certain requirements and functions that will help a player to improve this ability. Linear speed is a key factor of this training. Once a player elevates this skill, they will see an improvement in their overall game play.

When it comes to speed training, a player must be able to apply power to their speed. What this means is that they must be able to train in such a way where their explosive power can be channeled into explosive speed. In layman’s terms they should be able to execute a movement within a short amount of time that will help them to move faster.

Many people naturally assume that strong people have power. This is not true. A person can be very strong but if they do not have the ability to channel their strength into power, they will not be powerful. Power is the ability to quickly summon all of your strength and channel it into a movement or action. Weightlifters can be strong but that does not mean they are powerful. There power only comes from channeling all of their strength into a movement to lift a weight or to move a heavy object.

Speed training involves the use of quickness, agility and knowing how to use the power of your muscles to get the best results. In other words, you do not have to be a strong person to have a lot of power. All you need to know how to do is to channel the power you have into a movement that will exert all of your natural strength. Some people can naturally do this.

Speed Training

Developing linear speed is the key to speed training. You can develop linear speed in two primary ways. First, you should improve your stride length. Your stride length is measured by the amount of distance covered while your foot is in the air. Next, you should focus on stride frequency. This is performed by how quickly the stride is executed. Increasing your stride length will have a greater impact on your overall speed training and ability.

A person can only increase their stride length by adding more power to their legs while they are pushing off the ground. In practical terms, a person can improve their stride by kicking their feet to their rear end as they run. This might seem unorthodox, but it works. This type of movement simply allows a runner to utilize all of their power as they move. You can also have a faster stride by increasing the amount of force being exerted on your feet as you accelerate. Once you have mastered this technique you can run in a more natural manner and notice the difference.

Keep in mind that results are specific to training. In other words, if you don’t train right; you won’t get the best results possible. This is why you must figure out what types of speed movements are best suited for your sport and train with those movements in mind. Once you know the muscles to be trained and have proper form you should see an improvement in your ability. Ultimately, you will be able to maximize your speed and power and become a better athlete.

Why Americans are Hated Throughout the World

America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. It is a place where people prosper, where dreams can be fulfilled, and people have a real chance to change their lives. However, America is a dark and seething place where foreigners hate this nation, where racism continues to fester, and people are ruthlessly denied the American Dream. Why do so many people hate this country? There are many reasons for this hatred that will now be addressed.

First, let me start off by stating: My heart is grieved. My heart is grieved because of this heart wrenching article that I must write about American hatred. My heart is grieved because I have friends who are Americans. I don’t want my friends to think I look down on them or despise them. I do not. Still, I must acknowledge that American hatred is a real issue in the world. I would not be doing a service to anyone if I did not address this reality.

Americans are hated. Make no mistake about this fact. We can no longer side-step this issue or dismiss it. We can no longer pretend that it does not exist. We must confront this uncomfortable truth in hopes that it will change. Even if you are an American that is blissfully ignorant of your standing in the world, you must acknowledge what is being addressed here. It is important for changing the perception of the so-called greatest nation in the history of mankind.

Where does the hatred for Americans come from? Does it come from U.S. soldiers that occupy foreign lands? Does it come from the American people that think they are better than everyone else? Or, does it come from a government that primarily works to advance its own agenda in the world at the expense of everyone else? The hatred for America stems from all of these sources and many more. One place that creates a lot of problems for America is Wall Street.

Wall Street is at the heart of American troubles. This great economic institution controls America’s elected officials. It is the unofficial government of the United States. Wall Street knows that they can place any person that they want in power. They have the money, resources and even the military might to do so.

Corporations that generate billions up billions of dollars are the primary influencers of the pollical field. They are the ones that have the money to back national candidates that can operate within an international arena. They are the ones that have billions of U.S. dollars at their disposal which can wreak havoc on any so called “fair” election system. The 2012 U.S. elections is living proof the economic financing of American candidates to office. Never in the history of the world has this been accomplished.

Forget about the gold standard which was at the heart of an economy. Now, it is the U.S. dollar. This monetary standard is valued in many nations around the world. The American dollar is powerful and forthcoming. It has the ability to corrupt any democratic “fair” elections. When an unscrupulous foreign candidate wants to take hold of an office (within their country) they either use guns and brute force or the American dollar to gain power. This happens more often than most Americans would believe. In some cases, the U.S. even backs many “pro-American” candidates in other countries to help maintain their power standard.

Still, the average American is left clueless about what is really going on. They honestly believe that most of the world wants to be just like them. The myth of the loud American who makes it big in life is a lie. Many foreign people hate America’s pompous and conceited ways. American braggarts always endorsing their materialism and money. These values are mostly despised by the average person who resides in other parts of the world. Yes, people know the value of material goods and having things. However, they don’t equate this with success and meaning. They have other standards that don’t involve these concepts.

Free trade deals are an example of how Americans are setting themselves and others up failure. America might not get the “bad deal” when they do free trade but that does not mean that they are viewed in a negative way. America usually creates an Amoeba effect when they take this action.

American competition, American wealth, the American Dream and the American spirit are being questioned with greater frequency and are being regarded less by people in the world today. The deception finished. The ruse is up. You must be honest by doing what you will say you do. The nation’s leaders must also be ethical. The American people are not so much the problem as it is the nation’s leaders.

The media paints a great picture of Americans. However, it is a deceptive one. America can still be a beacon of light and a city on a hill. They can be the “great helper” of the world and change the fate of nations and people. To the American people, there still is hope. In the words of number 45: “Let’s make America great again”. Americans, can you do it? “Yes, you can”.