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For elite athletes, a proper speed training program should improve the skills and attributes associated with running—proper mechanics, sprinting technique, top-end speed, acceleration, agility, multidirectional movement and speed endurance—as well as for events such as the 40-Yard Dash. Find the information you need to improve every aspect of your speed, including advice on workouts, exercises and drills from the nation's top coaches and elite athletes.

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Stop on a Dime: 3 Exercises for Efficient Deceleration

What is deceleration? Slowing down, cutting or stopping completely: all three actions are examples of deceleration. For being such a crucial skill,...

By: Basi Prokofyev

The Costly Speed Training Mistake Slowing Down Young Athletes

Now more than ever, sports reward speed. No matter the sport or the age of the athlete, the faster and more explosive players will not only get more o...

By: J.T. Kotowski

Don't Trash Your Speed Ladder: How to Get the Most Out of This Much-Maligned Training Tool

There have been several instances in my career when I learned that things I did as an athlete growing up were not as effective as I thought they were ...

By: Justin Ochoa

3 Steps to Help Young Athletes Get Fast, Faster

If you train athletes, then you know Ball is Life. That's to say playing the sport is frequently prioritized over preparing to play the sport. Of c...

By: Ryan Patrick

Master the Stretch-Shortening Cycle to Sprint Faster and Jump Higher

When you hear the term "plyometric," you might think of jumping or jump training. However, plyometric is defined as an action that causes a muscle to ...

By: Rakim Anim

Improve These 3 Physical Skills to Sprint Faster

We've all heard it before…Speed Kills. Every athlete is concerned about how fast they are and what they have to do to get "faster". Yet speed skills and...

By: Richard Kompf

4 Keys to Speed Training (Plus a 4-Day Workout Plan)

Speed training is important for athletes of all ages and all sports. Speed is also a major focus on athletic assessment, so it can be used to determine...

By: John Cissik

The Exercise That Helped Allyson Felix Become a High School Track Superstar

Allyson Felix got really fast, really quick. Felix didn't start running track until she was a ninth grader at Los Angeles Baptist High School (Nort...

By: Brandon Hall

Study Discovers the Easiest Way to Increase Sprint Speed and Jumping Height

Want to jump higher and sprint faster? You'd be hard-pressed to find an athlete who would say no to this question. That's why you come to STACK lookin...

By: Andy Haley

How Justin Gatlin Saved His Career By Building The World's Most Efficient Sprinting Form

The year is 2010. Justin Gatlin, six years removed from winning the Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter Dash, is a shell of his former self. He's f...

By: Brandon Hall

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