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Any fan of the Premier League, and there are millions around the world, will know the impact of speed training on the game and its participants over the past 20 years. As many a pundit has said, speed kills, and a player’s pace can make his passage to the first team much easier.
Speed is key in all aspects of the game – beating an opponent to the ball, finding space by losing a defender, supporting an attack or getting back in defence. Analysis shows how the modern game’s pace means players are not only running further during a game, but also spending more time undertaking repeated sprints over varying distances.
Speed endurance is essential for the modern player and the energy required to do this is supplied anaerobically. Anaerobic endurance can delay the production of lactic acid, increase tolerance of the build-up and delay fatigue.