Speed – Learned Skill or Genetic Trait?

by Sam Tomlitz, CSCS
NSCA Coach January 2022
Vol 8, Issue 3

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The purpose of this article is to examine components that affect speed to determine the degree that speed is governed by skill versus genetic factors.

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