Fast Play Athletics
An athlete who has exceptional maximal sprint capabilities can still operate at very high speeds during a match or game and not fatigue, since most team sports operate at much slower speeds. By training an athlete to be faster, you can increase his or her abilities not only in the maximal acceleration and maximum speed realm, but also for all of the sub-maximal speed activities that occur in the spectrum below maximal performance abilities. If you can increase an athlete’s maximal acceleration and speed, all of that athlete’s sub-maximal capabilities will be elevated as well. Thus, an athlete that runs a 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds will find it very easy to cruise around the field at a velocity equivalent to a 4.7-second 40-yard dash.
A person may sustain or even improve information processing speed by paying close attention to vascular risk factors, engaging in regular aerobic exercise, eating well and continuing to challenge oneself intellectually. Processing speed has to do with how quickly a person is able to carry out simple or automatic cognitive tasks; usually this is measured under time pressure such that a degree of focused attention is involved.
Why is mental processing speed important in athletics?
Mental processing speed is important in athletics because athletes are often required to make split second decisions based on incoming stimuli while under extreme pressure. It has been found that professional athletes process complex visual scenes faster than amateur athletes or the average person.
How can you improve your mental processing speed?
Exercising mental processing speed is important for all individuals, not just athletes. It is a well-known fact that mental processing speed begins to decline in middle age.
Feb 3, 2018