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Speed Training: For Combat, Boxing, Martial Arts, and MMA: How to Maximize Your Hand Speed, Foot Speed, Punching Speed, Kicking Speed, Wrestling Speed, and Fighting Speed by [Barnes, J.]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 729 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Fitness Lifestyle (31 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003X976A2
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #258,277 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I feel that the information in this book was just a re-write of the information in Bruce Lee's Tao of Jeet Kune Do and information all decent Martial Artists can easily obtain.
If the author had made the book a little more substantial with pictures and tutorials it would have scored higher.
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Believe it or not the book does not contains even one photo. In contrary it is well written with large fonts so it is easy to read. In my opinion it is little bit expensive for its contents.
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I think this book is full of rubbish. That isn't really a way to improve speed. It is a man waffling on about things that are crap.
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the book as ok found it interesting
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5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Resource 7 Dec. 2013
By Alex Prosper - Published on Amazon.com
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Cutting edge and innovative techniques I haven't seen anywhere else for speed training, so I recommend you consider Barnes' guidance. The guide is clear, direct, well-written and incredibly well-organized, so Speed Training works to catalyze and optimize your training plan now, and then as a reference guide going forward.

The book is divided into 10 chapters that break down speed training into skill sets to understand and work on. All facets of each capability are explored, with guidance on improving mentally, reflexively and physically. Having the Speed Loop framework defined explicitly creates a true mental preparedness for implementing the training, giving the sense of understanding that inspires doing the work to apply those concepts to personal training goals. Really solid approach to learning and coaching.

Tons of drills are well-described, and many were innovative techniques you can use anywhere, during committed training time and also throughout your day. I think in this way Barnes gets you to pivot your thinking so that speed optimization becomes a way of life, of looking at every moment, even when you are playing with your dog. Maybe this is the key to superior fighting. Definitely a lifechanger full of fresh, useful coaching.
70 of 76 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth purchasing it 8 Feb. 2014
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The book wasn't ground breaking like other reviewers claimed but it was very solid.

Plus: Straight to the point, no fluff. At least half of the ideas are truly great.
Cons: Some ideas seemed really, really silly. Snatch toy faster than your dog? Read vinyl records spinning at different speeds? Sure, they work but come on.

Still, I would rather have half a book's worth of great ideas than not.
52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference Book 2 Nov. 2005
By Scott - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is an excellent reference book for anyone interested in the martial arts. The author explains in great detail all of the elements involved in speed, including movement speed and reaction speed just to name a few, as well as drills and exercises to increase one's speed. The drills are beneficial for beginners as well as experts. This book would make a great addition to anyone's bookshelf, especially a martial arts instructor's.
46 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Instant classic 13 Dec. 2012
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Short. To the point. Easily readable. Good techniques and exercises -- they work. On my third read. A must have if you spar, fight, or are truly interested in self-defense.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 26 Nov. 2012
By Nigel Henden - Published on Amazon.com
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I can react much faster now.
It is easy to follow and very useful.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to speed up their reaction time in the mmm.
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