Get Faster: Speed Workouts

Get faster in the weight room by learning how to hone your speed workouts.

Speed Workout Guide

Athletes looking to get faster can reach their goal by performing comprehensive, intelligently structured speed workouts on a regular basis. These sessions, which can be movement-based, strength-based or both—should aim to improve all facets of speed.

A proper speed training program should improve the skills and characteristics associated with running—sprinting technique, top-end speed, acceleration, agility, and speed endurance—as well as offering an an applied approach for improving an athlete's ability to compete in timed events such as the 40-Yard Dash.

Speed workouts should be performed 2 or 3 times per week, with at least one day of recovery between them. In general, it's best to perform pure speed training early in the week and early in a workout, immediately following a thorough dynamic warm-up. On days that athletes perform speed and strength training, it is better to train speed first before hitting the weight room.

Start Your Speed Workouts

Dynamic Warm-Up
Sprint Technique
Top-End Speed
Acceleration
Agility
Speed Endurance

The STACK Guide to Getting Faster

Part 1: Overview
Part 2: Sprinting Technique
Part 3: Strength and Power
Part 5: Types of Speed Development
Part 6: Change of Direction and Agility

 


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