What are your 40 yard times?

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XstaticX
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I 've heard that the first 40 meters are typically the most important ones for a soccer player to run. With that in mind, how many of you have been timed for this.

I tested in track and field yesterday and I got 4.65 seconds, not bad for my first ever run :D :D :D
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i think i did 20m in 2.8 secsonds... so about 5.5 secs
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Sputnik wrote:i think i did 20m in 2.8 secsonds... so about 5.5 secs
Your 40m time might be faster than 5.5 because the first 20 meters is usually slower than the second 20 because you are not yet at full speed. You could maybe make it in 5 flat, or possibly less.

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I would think that it would be the opposite. Because if he was running 20m at his top speed, then wouldn't he get slower rather than faster if he doubled the length he was running?

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In the first 20 meters you have to first start at a speed of zero, then react to the whistle and begin to accelerate. You are accelerating most of the first 20 so you are never at your top speed for that interval.

In the second 20 meters you begin it at top speed already and you continue at the fastest you can go.

For running such a short distance doubling your length makes your average time shorter because it gives you more time running at your top speed. That's why the record for 100m dash has an average of 10 meters every 0.97 seconds and the record for 40m dash has an average of 10 meters every 1.05 seconds.

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I just got told :lol:
Sorry, I didn't think about that.

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Hey, its all good. :wink:

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Yeah it took me about half of the race to get up to full speed and then I peaked and pushed through.

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I did mine 5:65 :oops:
Is it good to hold your breath while you run 40 yards? :roll:

XstaticX
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When I ran it, it was fast, powerful breaths that I held in for longer

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4.65 is pretty good. thats about what i run.
although i know a guy that runs a 4.3 ...its crazy
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4.65 is pretty good. are you known for being one of the faster players on the pitch when you play?

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4.6 seconds

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i got 4.5 seconds

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diegowerder wrote:I did mine 5:65 :oops:
Is it good to hold your breath while you run 40 yards? :roll:
NO! Not at all. Never when running should you ever do that, same with lifting weights etc. Your body needs oxygen to power itself and so you can get the best out of yourself.
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