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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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16 Acceleration Starts for Team Sport Athletes

Acceleration is the most common part of speed utilized by team sport athletes. They are constantly forced to start, stop and change directions at any...

Brandin Cooks Hit a Sizzling 21.89 mph on This Record-Setting Touchdown

Brandin Cooks could be the biggest home run threat in the NFL. With a single play, his electric speed and elusiveness can change a game. He did exa...

Tevin Coleman Recorded One of the Fastest Speeds in NFL History During His Breakout Week 5 Performance

You've seen the box scores. Now, it's time to go deeper. With NFL.com's Next Gen stats, fans can see the game in a whole new way. Zebra Technologies h...

Will Fuller Ran Faster Than Every Other NFL Player On His Supersonic 67-Yard Punt Return TD

You've seen the box scores. Now, it's time to go deeper. With NFL.com's Next Gen stats, fans can see the game in a whole new way. Zebra Technologi...

Best Plyometric Exercises for Soccer Players by Position

Soccer players are well known for their incredible endurance, running an average distance of six miles during a 90-minute match. However, the game is ...

3 Med Ball Throws for Acceleration and Quickness

A faster first step will help any team-sport athlete gain a competitive advantage over any opponent by means of pure acceleration. In fact, it is the...

Complete Full-Year Sprinters Workout Program

If you want to be the fastest sprinter on the track, you need to be explosive, propel yourself off the blocks and move your limbs quickly and forcef...

12 Ways to Trick Yourself into Running Faster

All runners know the feeling of going for a jog, and thinking they're setting a good pace, only to look at their time-tracking app and realize they're...

Improve Your Agility With 4 Speed Ladder Drills

You can be the fastest athlete in the world, but unless you're Usain Bolt, all that speed won't do you much good if you can't stop and change directio...

An In-Season Speed and Agility Workout for Defensive Backs and Wide Receivers

In-Season Speed and Agility for Wide Receivers and Defensive Backs Speed and agility are critical abilities for football players, but especially wide...

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