Stack Performance Series 43: Improve Your Sprinting With David Oliver
June 1, 2012
Check out US Olympic Hurdler, David Oliver's speed training
workout. Watch him perform the Tibia Raise exercise to build explosive power and increase foot speed.
About the Video
Goal: Better Sprinting
To get faster
, sprinters must work on their strength, stamina and foot speed. Exploding out of the blocks and moving faster requires stronger calves, hamstrings, quads and glutes
Training: Tibia Raise
Randy Hadley, US Olympic Strength and Conditioning Coach, stresses the importance of the Tibia Raise in explosiveness training
The Tibia Raise is a simple yet effective exercise that not only strengthens the muscles required for explosive sprinting, but also trains the nervous system for rapid fire.
3x10-15 seconds of fast twitches twice per week.
Results: Stronger Lower Legs
The Tibia Raise exercise improved Oliver's leg strength and foot speed before the 2008 Olympics, helping him secure the 110m hurdle bronze medal.