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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

This Overlooked Aspect of Sprinting Is the Key to Getting Faster

Your body can experience forces up to three times your body weight when you're sprinting, according to many reports. You must be able to withstand these...

6 Types of Exercises That Will Help You Get Faster

There's a saying in sports that speed kills. It kills anyone who doesn't have it. This holds true for any athletic event, whether its sprinting in a...

The Secret 6 a.m. Workouts That Propelled Tom Brady to His First Super Bowl Victory

Tom Brady's performance at the 2000 NFL Combine was horrendous. He ran a snail-like 5.28 in the 40-Yard Dash and recorded an abysmal 24.5-inch Vert...

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