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Trust Your Senses on Race Day


At your next running race, weasel your way up to the starting line before race time. That’s because the closer you are to the starter’s “go” signal, the quicker your initial strides will be, according to a new study in Physical Fitness and Performance.

Why It Works

Credit a louder signal for the fast start. The study authors discovered that a runner’s reaction times decreased, and their rate of acceleration increased, based on the intensity of the auditory jump-off. Use this auditory advantage to win at any age.

About The Author

David Schipper – David began writing for CorePerformance.com in 2008, after spending six years at Men's Health magazine digging up the newest scientific research in health, weight loss, nutrition, muscle and cardiovascular fitness.

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Tags: Running, Race