The stats are in!
With data from over 200* athletes, 12 sports, 12 tests, and an age range of nearly 30 years there have been a lot of numbers to crunch.
So what did we find and what does it all mean for you?
If we compare acceleration and top speed, acceleration is much more of a force-dependent activity. It's really about driving it into the ground. While top speed is more reactive and elastic. The further you sprint, the lower the relationship between strength and speed. Whereas the opposite is true for reactivity, the further you go the more important it is to be reactive, elastic, and quick off the ground.