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Training for speed and power in sport and fitness
Training for speed and power in sport and fitness

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Training for speed and power in sport and fitness

Introduction

Welcome to this free course in which you will explore training for speed and power in relation to sport and fitness. Speed and power are separate but closely related components of fitness that are important in a wide range of sports and activities. First, you will consider the mechanics and physiology of speed before looking at training methods to develop speed. You will follow a similar structure in the second half of the course where you will examine the mechanics and physiology of power, then look at training to develop power.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course E236 Applying sport and exercise sciences to coaching [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .