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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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...

Are You Training Hard Enough? Answer These 4 Questions to Find Out

One of my biggest fears is that I am wasting time. I hate the idea that what I'm doing at a given moment is not driving me closer to my goals. E...

4 Speed Sled Drills for Young Athletes

The speed sled is a great tool that can help athletes improve their speed, power and overall athletic ability. Even young athletes can benefit from...

How Los Angeles Rams Receiver Josh Reynolds Builds His Elite Acceleration

The Los Angeles Rams are all in on winning a Super Bowl. After finishing 11-5 last year, the team has made a number of high-profile signings this o...

The 4 Steps You Must Complete Before You Can Seriously Improve Your Speed

It is interesting how instantaneous everything is in our current society. If you want a burger, just pull up GrubHub. Need internet? It's only a click...

The Costly Speed Training Mistake Slowing Down Young Athletes

Now more than ever, sports reward speed. No matter the sport or the age of the athlete, the faster and more explosive players will not only get more o...

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