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Is speed something that can be improved?

Yes, speed can be improved with practice. This requires training for strength, power, and even flexibility to assure the body is working at peak efficiency.
While we are limited genetically as to how much we can increase our speed there are ways to fine tune our running mechanics to maximize our potential. Specific front and trail arm angles are important along with ankle, knee and hip mechanics. The correct forward lean along with the flexibility to execute proper technique are all ways to increase our speed and efficiency. Contact a sharecare professional for more info on the specifics of improving your speed.

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