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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 Most Sprint Drills Don't Make You Faster (And What to Do Instead)

When we think of speed training, what comes to mind? Quite often, it's about sprint drills and honing our running form. Speed ladders. Cone drills....

The Top Speed Secret: Why Getting Faster Is the Ultimate Performance-Enhancer For Team Sport Athletes

Team sport athletes rarely reach max velocity during competition. That's just the reality. Fatigue becomes a factor shortly after the first whistle...

The New Rules of Agility Training

When I say the words "agility drill," what comes to mind? For most people, it's an athlete moving through a diagram of carefully arranged bright or...

Why 'False Stepping' Can Actually Make You Faster

The false step has been a natural enemy of coaches across many sports for decades. Why waste time taking a step backwards when you need to move forwar...

Will 'Pulsers' Actually Help You Run Faster?

There's a unique sound accompanying runners around the world. "Ba-Boom, Ba-Boom, Ba-Boom." That two-toned snap you're hearing comes compliments of ...

4 Ways Endurance Runners Can Spice Up Their Workouts

If you examine the training of most high school, college and even professional runners, you will notice more similarities than differences. Questio...

The 'Squatty Run': The Weird Drill That Changes How You Sprint for the Better

"Run tall!" It's one of the most ubiquitous cues in sprinting, a go-to line for many coaches who think their athletes can run faster. Yet it often ...

This Is the Single Most Important Part of Speed Training—And You're Probably Not Doing It

The strength numbers swelled. The vertical jumps ascended. The body compositions leaned out and muscled up. But for nearly 40 years, Mike Boyle's athl...

Why D1 Football Players Are Training With the Triple Jump

Of all the athletic marvels the human body's capable of, a world-class Triple Jump might be the most mind-boggling. An Olympic event since 1896, the T...

How Increasing Mileage Makes You a Faster Runner

Adequate mileage isn't the only component needed to perform your best in distance running, but it just might matter the most. Let's talk about why. T...

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