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Old 04-28-2008, 09:59 AM   #14
Mike ODonnell
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Yeah powerlifters and OL are beasts at the sprint, atleast over the first 30-40 yards, I think that's why alot of rugby players and american football players can keep up with elite sprinters over a 40yard dash...the only thing that hampers acceleration phase is excess bulk, but if you're graced with a reasonable physique, fast turnover rate and high amounts of strength and explosive power...you have the formula for a world champ.
Something just scares me about a 240lb guy who can catch my ass in 40 yards! Ha. Yes, most sports are making some serious beasts. Just another reason why training for distance is not really applicable to sport performance. So the old days of the coach making the kids jog around the field are not going to lead to explosive and all state athletes (minus the naturally gifted ones of course).
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