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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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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

Justin Gatlin Reveals the No. 1 Sprinting Mistake Slowing Down Young Athletes

Father Time can't catch Justin Gatlin. The 35-year-old American sprinter may be one of the oldest athletes in his sport, but he's still chasing dow...

By: Brandon Hall

Plyometric Exercises for Runners

Picture yourself on the starting line of a race. You're in the blocks. You pull back to create eccentric motion in the lower leg before firing forward...

By: Joe Lopez

2 Simple Drills to Help Athletes Accelerate Faster

If you coach any team sports, you know acceleration is king. In sports like soccer, 90% of sprints are 20m or shorter, while in rugby, 68% of sprints...

By: Michael Zweifel

3 Form Tips to Increase Your Top-End Speed

While acceleration gets the most loving when it comes to team sports, top-end sprinting is arguably just as important. If you watch a game, many of the...

By: Michael Zweifel

Improve Your Quickness With Perfect 'Step and Cut' Technique

The "Step and Cut" is an essential speed skill that you must master if you have any hope of leaving your opponents in the dust on the field. The...

By: Travis Hansen

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