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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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4 Relative Strength Standards to Improve Sprint Speed

Let's face it: if you want to be fast, you need to sprint fast—and sprint fast often. Speed is a skill after all, and like any other skill, improvem...

My Favorite Speed Drills for Soccer Players

"What is the answer to speed development?" Soccer players, soccer parents and soccer coaches, alike, often ponder this question. In one corner, ...

The Gauntlet: How This 'Magic' Testing Method Pumps Out Sprinting PRs

PRs are fun. Setting a new PR while sprinting through a tunnel of your rowdy, exuberant teammates? That's really fun. Tony Holler, head track...

Ignoring Football's Work-Rest Ratios Is Holding You Back

Football is a unique game. No other team sport is defined by such short, furious bursts of intense activity broken up by extended periods of standi...

Meet MaryBeth Sant: The 103-Pound Professional Sprinter Who Can Lift More Than You

At 5-foot-1, 103 pounds, MaryBeth Sant doesn't look like your average sprinter. That's just fine by her, because when the gun fires, she's anything...

How a Unique Speed Training Program Flipped the Fortunes of Indiana Football

It's one of those classic coach-isms—"You can't teach speed." Dr. Matt Rhea doesn't buy it. "The old adage you can't teach speed or you can't ...

How Dialing in His Mechanics Helped Christian McCaffrey Supercharge His Speed

Speed kills. Christian McCaffrey is living proof. McCaffrey's production has taken a quantum leap forward this season, an extraordinary feat when y...

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...

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