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Super Speed Defined
Super Speed Fiction
Super Speed Non-Fiction
Steps You Can Take



Super Speed Defined

Super speed can be described as the ability to physically move and execute various actions far more quickly than the average person.
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Super Speed Fiction

Various theories are tied to the effects of super speed. In one school of thought, those individuals physiologically unequipped to deal with the rigors and forces inflicted upon their body while utilizing super speed will incur ligament and/or tendon micro tears and similar injuries that also appear in the bodies of veteran professional athletes, especially football players.

Another theory posits that when an ordinary human gains super speed, his or her mind is unequipped to process sensory input at an effective rate when moving at or beyond a certain speed. Inevitably, mistakes are made, including but not limited to tripping and running into things at a dangerous and potentially fatal rate.

A third possibility in the world of super speed, and the most "positive" of those presented thus far, explains super speed relative to time distortion. Instead of the individual moving faster but thinking and reacting at a usual rate, the individual senses the ambient world moving more slowly. Thus, there is no risk of encountering a situation and not being mentally capable to handle it when experiencing this type of super speed. Such moments of mental time distortion have been reported by various normal humans in exceptional and often emergency circumstances, especially when machines have been involved. Certain drivers have reported that just before a crash, time seemed to slow down for them, although they could not move quickly enough to alter their course sufficiently. An individual possessing this level of super speed would be able to both mentally slow time down and physically adapt so as to "catch up" to the newly heightened temporal perception.

Another version of the time distortion school of thought entails the individual not slowing time down in his or her mind, but actually bending time around him or herself, effectively slowing time down in reality, while maintaining his or her current rate. In an extreme version of this, the individual actually stops time, and therefore begins moving at an infinite rate, although to him or her, it doesn't seem that fast at all. As in the previous example, there is usually no risk of movement overtaking mind, and an added benefit provided by the "actual" time distortion is the absence of the accumulation of micro tears along tendons and ligaments, as well as similar injuries.

An individual already possessing extraordinary physical resilience or regeneration, or mental acuity and speed far sharper than usual would likely not encounter the full range of low-level super speed issues. An individual operating on a higher time distortion level would also have less of this to worry about.
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Super Speed Non-Fiction

The fastest reported ground speed by a human being on foot, allegedly without the aid of performance-enhancing drugs or technology, is upwards of 37 kilometers per hour.

While the use of drugs has been a topic of great intensity, substances such as steroids would be a highly ineffective means at attaining super speed. This is mainly because the gains they offer in performance can be considered to be by a certain standard small. They may produce results on the "regular" level, because in the world of competitive sports, every little bit helps. Shaving a few fractions of a second off your time in an event by using steroids can mean earning the gold instead of the silver (illegally), but such an increase in speed is of little importance when confronted with super speed. In the world of superpowers, steroids essentially offer an advantage of zero.

One possible way to legitimately achieve super speed would be to use technology integrated with human physiology to consistently and powerfully stimulate the adrenal glands. Additionally, muscular efficiency could be improved with technology capable of making modifications at a molecular level. However, there would likely be upper limitations connected with the way in which the human body is engineered. Granted, the gains in speed theoretically could be immense, but it is unlikely that this kind of improvement could approach the greater limits of fictional super speed, which occur at and beyond the speed of light.
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Steps You Can Take

The healthier you are, the faster you can move without hurting yourself. Get adequate rest, stay hydrated, eat a majority of wholesome foods, and exercise regularly. If your goal is to run faster, run more. Be careful not to overstress yourself. Start slowly and work your way up. If something doesn't feel right, don't force it. Exercise on a bike, even a stationary one, can help with sprinting, and using an elliptical rather than pounding the pavement will reduce the strain on your joints. Remember to stretch, and keep in mind that muscles grow when you rest, not when you exercise.

If you want to be faster at something in particular, you might want to try overlearning. This is a concept under which one continues to reinforce material even after it is learned well, so as to ultimately reach a point where he or she can recall it or put it to use with a minimum of focus. Essentially, it all comes down to the old saying, "Practice makes perfect."
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spideyKid's picture

Super speed

Does anyone know how to connect to the speed force

Anonymous's picture

Felt that before???

Well, maybe I felt that today. You know I was walking on a ramp which was wet. Suddenly, I slide but I didn't fall. I put my leg (I saw it very fast) and I stop before I hit on the ground. In this fall situation would be very difficult to be saved. But I did! Also I played volley today. While I was training with my team, suddenly (again) a ball came to me. But I caught it. I mean, it was like I knew that the ball coming and I caught it fast! Oh, man! If these things are true I'm very happy! And about my running speed. What can I say? Fast? During my football training, we made a race about speed. I had the same opponent and always beat him! Awesome, I mean I always wanted to have powers like this! But please, somebody, tell me. Is this thing true or is simple luck? Thank you.

The Flash Wannabe's picture

Im @#! for Wally West...

Im @#! for Wally West...

 

lol i used to pretend i was the flash when i was in like 1st and 2nd grade...i kind of still do im 14....hehe. ok now that i think about thats pretty creepy...but a man can dream :P

michael rodriguez's picture

nice

thats ok dude. ive always wanted to have supermans powers and be like him. dont give up your dreams.

drakko615's picture

True super speed

In that passage it states a person percieving time slowing down as a fictional means of super speed, yet thats exactly what I do. I'm not sure if I slow things down, because they seem to fluctuate if I think on it too much, or if I am just seeing and processing information faster than most. Either way, I know my reaction time is higher than most people and I run, rather easily actually, at about 20-25 miles an hour. I am out of shape right now so thats my max untill I start working out again but I used to hit about 35 miles an hour. Doesnt change the fact that I legitimately move faster than most people...

drakko615's picture

True super speed

In that passage it states a person percieving time slowing down as a fictional means of super speed, yet thats exactly what I do. I'm not sure if I slow things down, because they seem to fluctuate if I think on it too much, or if I am just seeing and processing information faster than most. Either way, I know my reaction time is higher than most people and I run, rather easily actually, at about 20-25 miles an hour. I am out of shape right now so thats my max untill I start working out again but I used to hit about 35 miles an hour. Doesnt change the fact that I legitimately move faster than most people...

Anonymous's picture

Omg,

When i was in primary school, these kids were throwing rocks, trying to hit me, and i jumped out of the way, sort of like a spinning motion,( because, being a little kid i thought i was a type of super hero) and i saw a rock coming towards me, whilst i was in mid air, i managed to avoing jumping into someone, and doging the rock, because time seemed to slow down for me, and after i was like "wow, what happened?" i asked my friends who saw me do this, and they said i just did it at normal speed.

 

Anonymous's picture

Search for true powers

The quick reaction timing you experienced is most likely the result of an adrenal burst. When you are scared while being attacked, your body releases mass amounts of adrenaline into your bloodstream. This alows you to think and react faster than usual. Think of it as a defence mechanism, for that is what it essentially is. in order to recreate the events that occoured you will need to re-stimulate the areas of your body that produce adrenaline. This can be acheived by physically stimulating the areas by tapping or rubbing them, or allowing yourself to become frightened again or re-create the emotion that drove you at the time. Exercise can also get your adrenaline pumping, people who exercise reguarly can naturally think and react in this manner. by doing these things all at once i would hope that you would be able to push your adrenaline past the first level and gain higher senses and speed. Now saying this does not mean you do not have superpowers, you may have the ability to produce more adrenaline than others, this may be the result of a birth defect, or inherited trait. Having this ability in itself and being able to control it will help you acheive a similar power to this super speed. goodluck. ;) oh and P.S. this burst of adrenaline also enhances your physical strength.

Anonymous's picture

i need help

does anybody here know anyways on developing super speed

Anonymous's picture

Speed Flight strength hearind and night vision,

I have super powers armored skin and Speed Flight strength hearind and night vision, rapid healing

Anonymous's picture

omg...

yesterday, i went from 0 mph to 30 mph in 3.5 seconds...

The Flash's picture

hey

nice

Anonymous's picture

super power

how  did  you   get  your  power

Anonymous's picture

aj

hey my name is aj i wish to have superspeed power to    can you tell me how to go superspeed.

Anonymous's picture

i think i have super speed

 i can eat like 8,000 calories in one day without gaining an ounce. (i'm not exaggerating.) also, i weigh 150 pounds, but i can run a lot faster than this 90 pound kid who is in track and stuff. he can run at around 11 or 12 miles per hour.  i don't know how fast i run. only i have very little stamina, so i can't run fast too much. i discovered my super speed a few months before my 14th birthday. i was in 7th grade. i was running the mile. a few feet ahead of me was the hottest girl in my grade. i liked her a lot. i tried to run to show off for her. i ran faster than i ever did in my life. i only did it for about 20 feet, though. i stopped because i think i was having a heart attack. every time i tried to run a single step, my heart felt like it was exploding. i had to walk the rest, so i got 13 minutes on the mile. a few months ago i had to run the mile again. the hot girl moved to wisconsin, so i was on my own. i ran the mile in 8:35. i would've done way better if i had better stamina. i am learning to control my stamina now. when i run, my heart doesn't hurt anymore. now, i can run faster than anybody else in my grade with just a light jog. it'd be cool if i ended up like The Flash or something...

Anonymous's picture

Super speed

Im a little late on this comment but wow i didnt know anyone felt this way...I havent learned to control my stamina at all but i am certainly able to run faster than anyone...by the time i was in 4th grade i broke 20 mph and now im a senior in high school and im running just around 30 mph depending on how i feel.

Anonymous's picture

hey

i also had this hapen to me, i bet if you keeps trying and stay focused...we can become like the flash

Anonymous's picture

Super speed

i have always believed in something like this, when i used to run i felt invincible and like every second took forever, but sometimes it felt like a quick race with no thought, ive ran a lot but it feels like when im running the wind is pushing me back and im just cutting through it like its nothing, and in the end i would win those races, but i realised it would happen only when i belived in it and pushed myself, and i never felt any pain but believed i could do it, afterwards i felt pain but never tired, and i can only do it for short periods like say 200 - 300 metres.

Anonymous's picture

Hey

I know this sounds a bit crazy but there are times when everything around me seems to slow down. It happens now and again. I think it's probably my brain not being fast enough for my eye. But it is interesting when it happens. I wonder if to everyone else, my actions are as much faster? Who knows. The mind is an amazing thing - even when it's a bit slow!

Anonymous's picture

umm hay its me marisa i was

umm hay its me marisa i was  wundering if ioi have supper powers i think i have supper here or speed or high jump or looking thryuugh things like eye vishion so can u try anfd sere if i do?????????

Anonymous's picture

Hey to you

i sometimes experiance things light that but it doesnt happen around people. it usually only happen if i concentate on a clock or my watch and blank out all thoughts.then i look away and everythig is slower

i_am_making_a_team's picture

It would actually be

It would actually be impossible to stop time, as one would therefore be moving at the speed of light relative to everybody else (which is impossible). You could slow it to the point that it seems stopped, but you could never actually stop or reverse it as that would defy the laws of physics.

Anonymous's picture

My Really Messed Up Power

Super
Undulating
Particle
Energy
Ray

Pulverizes
Overly
Weary
Earthlings
Really
Sweet

Defeats
Onerous

Nocturnal
Owls
Torturingly

Evil
Xemnas
Is
Too
Strong

The Flash's picture

lol

he spelled exist wrong

Daredevil's picture

Yeah

Yeah he spelled it wrong lol.

I'm Psych Force, leader of the Justice Defenders!

Wabty's picture

It'a called an acronym.

Read it going down.Super would be S,    Undelating would be U,     Particle would be P, and so on.      

The Flash's picture

????

huh?????

Daredevil's picture

Me and u bro

Im confused too.

I'm Psych Force, leader of the Justice Defenders!

Anonymous's picture

Nice.

Nice.

Anonymous's picture

Fail.

Fail.