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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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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...

The Secret 6 a.m. Workouts That Propelled Tom Brady to His First Super Bowl Victory

Tom Brady's performance at the 2000 NFL Combine was horrendous. He ran a snail-like 5.28 in the 40-Yard Dash and recorded an abysmal 24.5-inch Vert...

Feed the Cats: How to Help Track Athletes Stop Hating Their Sport and Start Running Faster Than Ever

I ran track in middle school, high school and college. I hated most of it.   High-volume workouts battered my body and crushed my spirit. We n...

4 Great Speed Drills You're Not Doing

You've been working on the mechanics of speed for months, and your numbers in the weight room are growing ever greater. Now, it's time to specializ...

Get Faster and More Nimble With 10 Agility Ladder Drills

10 Agility Ladder Drills for Enhancing Quickness and Mobility in Your SportBy Jim Carpentier, CSCS Sports coaches and recruiters prize "quick on their...

Leonard Fournette Reveals His No. 1 Tip for Young Athletes Looking to Get Faster

Leonard Fournette is freaky fast. Last season, the Jacksonville Jaguars running back totaled the two fastest speeds recorded by any NFL ballcarrier...

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...

4 Speed Sled Drills for Young Athletes

The speed sled is a great tool that can help athletes improve their speed, power and overall athletic ability. Even young athletes can benefit from...

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