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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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Take This Simple Test to Measure Your Speed and Quickness

WHAT IS IT? Speed test. The 10 yd Sprint to Decel test gives athletes the ability to measure both linear acceleration and deceleration all in one test....

Curtis Samuel Shocked Himself With His 4.31 40-Yard Dash

Curtis Samuel is a rare athlete. The versatile Ohio State H-back racked up 865 receiving yards and 771 rushing yards for the Buckeyes last season, ...

Get Faster With 2 Essential Plyometric Exercises

Speed kills. And the ability to produce force at an incredibly fast rate is the key to athletics. Besides sprinting, plyometrics (specifically jumping),...

John Ross' Speed Coach Says the Former Washington WR Could've Run a 4.18 40 at the NFL Combine

John Ross is now the fastest man in NFL Combine history. Despite a torn labrum, leg cramps and two surgically repaired knees, the wide receiver...

5 Basketball Footwork Drills

Good footwork and agility are keys to success on the court. To be effective on both offense and defense, you need the ability to change direction whil...

Learn to Decelerate Faster to Improve Your Agility

In sports, athletes are required to change directions at a moments notice, this often involves deceleration after reacting to a stimulus and then...

How Washington WR John Ross Became the Fastest Man in Football

It took just 4.22 seconds for John Ross to run his way into the record book A wide receiver out of the University of Washington, Ross set a new...

How Leonard Fournette's Heavier Weight Helped His NFL Combine Performance

When LSU running back Leonard Fournette posted a disappointing 28.5-inch vertical at the NFL Combine, second worst of any running back who participate...

3 Explosive Exercises to Increase Acceleration

In the world of sports, they say speed kills. The truth is, acceleration is what really separates elite athletes from the rest of us. In most sports,...

How to Get Faster With Step-Ups

Historically, I'll be honest in saying that I have always advocated against any speed drill that preached more hip flexion or "knee lift," aside from...

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