40-Yard Dash Form Tips From the Pros

Develop better form for football's biggest test of speed, the 40-Yard Dash, from top experts at STACK.com.

The Start

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The Start
  1. Place your non-dominant foot in front
  2. Keep your feet about 18 inches apart
  3. Fingers and thumb on the line, inside of elbow points downfield
  4. 135-degree knee bend
  5. Slightly greater than 90-degree knee bend
  6. Arm cocked back with a 90-degree elbow bend
  7. Hips up, back flat
  8. Head down and in line with spine

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