Want to learn the nuts and bolts of developing ‘game speed’? Read this latest Friday Five interview with speed expert Lee Taft.
About Lee Taft
Lee Taft, known to most simply as “The Speed Guy,” is highly respected as one of the top athletic movement specialists. He has taught his multidirectional speed methods to top performance coaches and fitness professionals all over the world.
Since 1989, Lee has taught foundational movement to beginning youngsters and helped athletes ranging from the young amateur to professional levels become quicker, faster, and stronger. Lee’s entire philosophy is based off one of his most notable quotes: “Learning athletic movement correctly from the start is the foundation for athletic success.”
With the release of Ground Breaking Athletic Movement in 2003, Lee revolutionized the fitness industry with his movement techniques for multidirectional speed. His innovative approach to training has impacted how athletic movement speed is taught. Lee brought to light the importance and fine points of the “plyo step,” “hip turn,” “directional crossover step,” and athletic stance. According to Lee, “Speed and agility done right is about making sure we marry the natural movements athletes have with effective and efficient body control to maximize speed and quickness.”