Speed Training Articles

Bursting through the the line, beating the defense down the court or going from first to third on a routine single comes from being fast. And no athlete is ever satisfied with their current speed. Get faster with speed training workouts from elite athletes in all the major sports, and discover secrets and techniques that can improve your footwork or your athletic ability to shave precious seconds off of your timeā€”no matter what sport you play.

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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 ...

The Weird Sprinting Cue That Actually Works

A coach can scream sprinting cues until they're blue in the face, but unless their athletes are being timed, it likely won't make much of a difference...

This Is the Single Most Important Part of Speed Training—And You're Probably Not Doing It

The strength numbers swelled. The vertical jumps ascended. The body compositions leaned out and muscled up. But for nearly 40 years, Mike Boyle's athl...

Why D1 Football Players Are Training With the Triple Jump

Of all the athletic marvels the human body's capable of, a world-class Triple Jump might be the most mind-boggling. An Olympic event since 1896, the T...

You Can Spend an Entire Offseason 'Working Hard' and Not Get Any Better

You put in work this offseason. You went to the weight room 4-5 times a week. You finished off every day running 3 miles. You fell in love with the "g...

How to Build Hamstrings Equipped for Extreme Speed

The hamstrings are essential to running fast. In my first article on high-speed hamstrings, we established the functions and key unique characters ...

Why Christian McCaffrey Is Training Like a Track Athlete This Offseason

Christian McCaffrey is a workhorse who moves like a racehorse. The Carolina Panthers running back totaled 326 touches last season, third-most in th...

Build Strength and Speed With Weight Vest Workouts

Weight vests are an underrated training tool for strength and speed. Wearing a vest automatically makes an exercise or drill more difficult by increas...

Feed the Cats: How to Help Track Athletes Stop Hating Their Sport and Start Running Faster Than Ever

I ran track in middle school, high school and college. I hated most of it.   High-volume workouts battered my body and crushed my spirit. We n...

4 Great Speed Drills You're Not Doing

You've been working on the mechanics of speed for months, and your numbers in the weight room are growing ever greater. Now, it's time to specializ...

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