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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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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...

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...

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 ...

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