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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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Why Christian McCaffrey Is Training Like a Track Athlete This Offseason

Christian McCaffrey is a workhorse who moves like a racehorse. The Carolina Panthers running back totaled 326 touches last season, third-most in th...

The First Step Is Crucial to Soccer Success—Most Players Botch It

Every time I find myself in a conversation with a soccer parent, I am asked about the "first step." They ask, "Coach, can you improve my son's first s...

5 Drills to Improve Your Lateral Quickness for Basketball

Without lateral quickness defenders are doomed. This applies to all sports, and basketball is no exception. A defender who is not quick laterally will...

3 Common Sprinting Tips That Actually Make You Slower

Have you ever wondered why, despite trying common sprinting improvement techniques (such as lifting your knees), you're not really getting any faster?...

4 Drills For Building an NBA-Style Explosive First Step

With regards to basketball training, a lot of attention seems to be placed on vertical jump or vertical power development. However, a crucial componen...

Why Your Sprint Intervals Are Probably Way Too Long

Sprint intervals are freaking awesome. This type of exercise refers to short bursts of maximum-effort exercise sprinkled between longer intervals o...

5 Essential Cross Country Workouts Explained

Don't know what a "fartlek" is? No problem. Here's a rundown of every cross country workout you'll encounter...

Dear High School Football Players: No, You Don't Run a 4.4 40

Every football player covets a fast 40-Yard Dash time. A blazing 40 can gain the attention of coaches and scouts, and it looks downright impressive....

The Secret to Helping Kids Actually Enjoy Speed and Agility Training

When training kids, you'll quickly learn that the session needs to be upbeat and fun if you want to keep them engaged. Kids love to be challenged t...

Not Getting Faster? Your 'Speed Training' Might Actually Be Conditioning Work

There's a track near my place where high school soccer and hockey players train in the summer. A typical "speed workout" I witness often goes like thi...

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