Sunday, October 25, 2009
Do You Really Need Reaction Time?
While the latency phase is mostly determined by genetics, the response time may be increased through training, particularly playing your sport. This sports specific training increases your skill of movement, increasing the ability to both anticipate and make decisions. So weightlifting will improve your repetition of these quick movements, reduce injury risk, and increase speed, but chances are that your quickness is already well established through years of practices/games.