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Training for speed and power in sport and fitness free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Training for speed and power in sport and fitness

In this free course you will explore two aspects of strength and conditioning in sport and fitness: speed and power. Strength and conditioning is the physical preparation of athletes and in this course you will explore the physiology of speed before looking at training methods to develop speed. You will also look at power which is a concept closely related to speed.

Free course
5 hrs
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Measure the speed of light with your microwave video icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Measure the speed of light with your microwave

This video discovers an unconventional way to measure the speed of light using the microwave in your kitchen

Video
5 mins
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Do we really want speed on our roads to be further reduced? article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Do we really want speed on our roads to be further reduced?

As towns in Britain begin to switch to 20 mph speed limits, Paul Rowlinson wonders if vested interests will limit their impact.

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OU on the BBC: Our Crime - Speed article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Our Crime - Speed

This episode explores the world of car crime and the impact of recording them and posting them online.  

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Our Crime: Fast and furious video icon

TV, Radio & Events 

Our Crime: Fast and furious

Are joyriding youths showing a form of high-performance masculinity? Share your views right here.

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15 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Legs - Diary

The Science Shack moves to a Northamptonshire speedway track to see how fast Adam Hart-Davis' legs can carry him.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Leg science

How fast can you go using leg power? Adam Hart-Davis investigates the science involved.

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OU on the BBC: Science Shack - How fast can your legs carry you? article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Science Shack - How fast can your legs carry you?

Adam Hart-Davis attempts to pedal his way into history, as part of the BBC/OU's Science Shack series.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Speed

Robert Llewellyn and Dr Jonathan Hare take on Hollywood Science, testing the science that filmgoers take for granted. Here they look at how well the science in the movie Speed stacks up

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Nature & Environment 

Why are some people drawn to danger?

Kriss Akabusi likes to live life in the fast lane. For him the thrill of driving a fast car makes his adrenaline levels rise and his heart beat quicker. It’s a risk he loves to take. Ever Wondered sent him out to find out why people take a chance in different ways

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