This is the definitive reference on speed training for martial artists. Author Ted Weimann has done exhaustive research on the physiology, kinesiology, and psychology of speed to bring you the most modern and effective techniques, tactics and training methods. Get answers to the common questions about speed including: What is the origin of speed and how can you enhance your natural talents?; What are plyometrics and how should you do them to avoid common injuries?; How effective are supplements like creatine and HMB?; Which weight training methods are most effective for improving speed?; Does visualisation really work?; What is the zone and how can you make it work for you?; Why is cross training potentially hazardous to your martial arts training?; Which type of stretching also increases your speed?; What are the most effective ways to build hand and foot speed?; Which common techniques are the fastest and why?; Why is one stance faster than any other in sparring?; How can you use mental tricks and deception to gain a speed advantage? The information in this book is based on the latest scientific research on muscle and exercise physiology, giving you access to the same high quality information on speed training, plyometrics, diet, supplements and mental training used by top athletes and coaches. Explained in easy-to-understand language and packed with examples and drills you can add to your training routine, this is a book you will return to again and again.