Wait: The Art and Science of Delay - Fast Moving Sports
Constantly reading books and stumbled onto this piece that is very applicable to roller derby. A sport where almost every second you must respond to changing conditions.
"Visual reaction is about the same amount of time for all of us. Most people react to stimulus in 2/10s of a second and no faster. What makes top athletes unique is their ability to get their bodies to react faster which, in turn, allows them to WAIT to respond at the perfect moment. So because they have more time opened up between seeing and doing. They have more time to prepare."
Chapter 2 discusses this in far more detail. Definltely worth checking out if you are trying to push to the next level.
randomly want to vent about the Bones episode that really gives an interesting insight into the athletic abilities in gymnastics but when it’s roller derby it’s all “ooh look at these girls fighting each other!”