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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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Plyometric Exercises for Runners

Picture yourself on the starting line of a race. You're in the blocks. You pull back to create eccentric motion in the lower leg before firing forward...

4 Ways To Get More out of Your Sprinting

Nothing changes the dynamic of sports quite like speed. Whether it is a sprinter lining up to run a 100-meter dash or an attacker sprinting to win a b...

20 Minutes of Hell

The running workout is known as "20 Minutes of Hell," is a challenging exercise that can be utilized by the power athlete in a wide variety of sports....

Why You Shouldn't Stretch Your Hamstrings

For too long, the fitness industry has been a proponent of hamstring stretches to relieve tightness in your back and legs. However, what they didn't c...

Develop Your Speed Potential

Watch This! Carlin Isles. Olympic Dream Olympic dreams, the NFL, professional sprinting, Carlin walked away from all of them for the love of...

How the Force-Velocity Curve Relates to Sports Performance

Most strength and conditioning professionals are familiar with the physical representation of the inverse relationship between both force and velocity...

4 Unique Core Exercises to Improve Sprint Speed

From a functional anatomy standpoint, the core has two primary jobs: 1) to resist unwanted movement at the trunk in all three planes 2) to link ...

Cone Drills for Football Speed

Before you start, make sure to warm up with several static and dynamic stretching exercises. I recommend performing the cone drills at least two to th...

The Benefits of Backward Running

For most athletes, their training includes a substantial amount of running. It's how we jog, sprint, and move from drill to drill during practice.But ...

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 ...

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