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A Small Fact That Is Being Ignored in the Steroid Saga

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB



A fact that has failed to be touched on during this steroid fiasco in baseball is this: Steroids don’t actually help you hit home runs. To hit a home run you need proper hand eye coordination and reaction time along with pitch recognition. Steroids do not affect any of these senses.

"Hitting a home run requires accelerating a bat from a stand still to over 70 to 110 feet per second in a few milliseconds. Such a feat requires rapid force generation that can only be supplied by fast twitch muscle fibers," according to Arthur De Vany from the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at California Irvine.

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