In this TD1 Minute weekly series, Kurt Hester, National Training Director for D1 Sports Training and a driving force behind The Dominant One Challenge, offers instructional tips on how to master your training and dominate your sport. In this installment, Hester provides a full training program for the 40-Yard Dash. For more information on the TD1 Challenge, visit thedominant1.com.
Training for the 40-Yard Dash takes serious preparation and precise scheduling. You can't use some workout that you throw together and hope for the best. To maximize efficiency and speed improvements, your program must be based on the four focal points of 40 training.
The following is an overview of a six-week training schedule that has proven to be an effective means for reducing 40 times.
Each workout consists of multiple components designed to increase speed via strength, speed and mobility exercises. Below you will find eight workout blocks that are found frequently throughout the program.
Stay tuned for the final installment in my TD 1 Minute series on the 40-Yard Dash, which will put all the pieces of the puzzle together. Catch up with previous articles in the series: