Can speed be taught? The answer is YES! Kenneth Taylor, Speed Specialist and Chicago Bears Super Bowl Champion, will take you through an in-depth and unique approach to speed training. Whether you are age 10 or 60, Ken can help any athlete run faster than ever before. Using the power of 10,000, visualization techniques, psychological tricks, communication tips and the power of gravity, he will put an end to many myths of speed. Speed can be taught. And he will show you how.
In addition to explaining the "Psychology of Speed", Ken specializes in helping the athlete understand his or her genetic potential. He explains how it is not only important to be faster but to think while in motion as well as maximize control. He uses very unique communication techniques to help athletes learn "what, where and when" to move for speed, as well as for each sport.
Through years of studies, Ken also describes the negative effects of bad coaching and the positive effects of being able to run fast for any sport. He explains the spiraling chain reaction of positive self-confidence and gives specific examples of how speed can change an athlete's life - sometimes in unimaginable ways.
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About the Author
His specific training services are for those players who want to improve themselves and develop their athletic potential through speed, quickness, and athletic skill instruction. Ken specializes in helping the athlete understand his or her genetic potential through muscle physiology and movement biomechanics. He uses very unique communication techniques that help the athlete to understand what moving well should "feel" like and helps them master the ability of "What to move, Where to move, and When to move." The result is a spiraling chain reaction of positive confidence within each athlete that helps them strive for more.
Ken earned his BS degree from Oregon State University where he concentrated on "Exercise and Sports Science, Exercise Physiology, and Biomechanical Movement." He has earned many awards including PAC-10 All-Academic Team 1982, 1983, and 1984 and was the PAC-10 Scholar-Athlete Medal Winner for 1984 representing track and football. He has conducted multiple speed seminars and written many speed articles.
Kenneth is often also known as the "Speed Dr." which was lovingly given to him by several of his athletes' moms', who said "he was like a doctor - he could fix anybody!"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There are sports clichés that mention speed, such as “You can’t teach speed.” However, this book by Kenneth Taylor (who was a player on the 1985 Chicago Bears, winners of Super Bowl XX) puts that cliché to the test as he provides training tips and other useful information on how an athlete can improve his or her speed. This is much more than another training book, as Taylor uses kinesiology, psychology and good old sweat to illustrate what speed does for an athlete. While of course, the training and the emphasis is on running, I think the best passages of the book are when Taylor takes away the negativity of running and makes an athlete actually enjoy it. Think of a boxer doing his “road work.” How many of them say they love that part of their training? After reading this book, they just might! There is also valuable information on the body and some of the changes that can be made internally with this training to increase one’s speed. A fascinating chapter is titled “Myelin Skill Training”, that explains how myelin, the insulating layer around nerve cells, helps in developing physical speed when it increases the frequency of impulses in the nerves. This in turn will help the runner or athlete become even better. There is a chain of thought to the logic which is explained in that particular chapter. This is not a book that can be read like a story or biography. Some of the sections can be very technical and require careful reading to fully comprehend. Also, there are aspects of self-confidence and one’s individual beliefs that will make the reader stop and think, even if the reader is not an athlete. However, this is a very good book to add to one’s library if one wants to get better at his or her game by improving one’s speed.
YOU CAN'T JUST TEACH THAT!: OR CAN YOU? by Kenneth D. Taylor is an interesting Sports/Coaching/Training. An interesting book intended to help teach young athletes speed in sports. According to the author with speed comes confidence. It is filled with tips on conditioning,and the holistic approach to speed training plus many more approaches. The author explains the "Psychology of Speed", the muscle physiology and movement of bio- mechanics for young athletes. A useful tool for educators and parents alike. Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: NONE REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More