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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 Common Mistakes That Are Limiting Your Agility (and How to Fix Them)

There's a science to changing direction. It's not as simple as 'run over there, turn, and come back to me' which are the cues a lot of coaches might...

4 Proven Ways to Get Faster

Most athletes want to get faster. Speed means you can get to the ball quicker, outrun opponents, and potentially have a huge impact on the outcome of...

8 Drills For Building NFL-Style Speed and Explosiveness

Speed kills. Perhaps this fact is no more apparent than in football. A football field is only 100 yards long and 53.33 yards wide. The faster a pla...

NHL Star Zach Parise Reveals His Favorite Drill For Building Extreme Skating Speed

Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise understands the importance of speed in the NHL. His ability to turn on the jets and beat defenders is a big reason w...

Why You Need to Do More Than Squats and Deadlifts to Get Faster

Sprint speed correlates with getting stronger in the horizontal plane. Being able to move heavy weight up and down does not necessarily result in...

5 Tips to Master the Slide Board Speed Skater Exercise (With 5 Advanced Variations)

MASTERING THE SLIDEBOARD In case anyone is unfamiliar with Slideboard exercises or this type training equipment, I will be sure to cover everything...

287-Pound Michigan Sophomore Rashan Gary Ran a 4.57 40-Yard Dash

Rashan Gary was the No. 1 high school recruit in the class of 2016. As a true freshman for the Michigan Wolverines last season, Gary totaled 23 tac...

This Sprinting Technique Drill Will Improve Both Your Speed and Agility

An Agility Technique you better learn to get quicker I must warn you right off the bat that the drill I'm about to promote and share with you is not...

Why This Common Speed Tip May Actually be Slowing You Down

Go to any gym, game, practice, or track meet and you'll probably hear a coach or parent yell, "stay low" in efforts to improve acceleration speed. While...

Foam Rolling Techniques to Fix Every Trouble Spot on Your Body

Foam rolling has made it mainstream. There is no question that the benefits of the technique have resonated with athletes of all ages and skill levels....

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