Can successful athletes really “slow down” time?

Some of the most compelling questions in sport and exercise science focus on the ways in which various aspects of time affect sport performance.

The Athlete’s Clock reveals how the central nervous system dictates how fast an athlete runs, how the complex sequence of muscle activation and its tempo can be tuned for optimal performance and how athletes can use their biological clocks to their advantage.

It examines for example why swimmers competing in the 100-metres have been found to perform better at 5pm than at 7am and how the serve velocity of tennis players is greater at 6pm than at 9am.

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