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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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3 Reasons Why All Athletes Should Incorporate Top Speed Sprinting

Despite its reputation as being risky and non-specific to sport, here are three reasons why non-track athletes should incorporate top speed sprinting ...

6 Truths About Getting Faster

Everyone wants to be faster. To run fast is an empowering thing. Like anything in life, it has to start with belief and be backed by thoughtful practi...

5 Ways Field Athletes Can Get Faster

Editor's Note: A version of this article by Julia Eyre was previously published by White Lion Performance. How many times have you, as an athlete...

Speed and Agility Drills That Guarantee Intensity

Sports are exciting when athletes are explosive with their speed and agility. These are the moments that make or break competitions, that birth the ri...

What is Maximal Aerobic Speed, and How Can I Increase It?

When an athlete decides they'd like to get "in shape," they often default to long, slow steady-state cardiovascular training. They get the Rocky Ba...

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 Price: The 103-Pound Professional Sprinter Who Can Lift More Than You

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

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