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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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Dear High School Football Players: No, You Don't Run a 4.4 40

Every football player covets a fast 40-Yard Dash time. A blazing 40 can gain the attention of coaches and scouts, and it looks downright impressive....

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Not Getting Faster? Your 'Speed Training' Might Actually Be Conditioning Work

There's a track near my place where high school soccer and hockey players train in the summer. A typical "speed workout" I witness often goes like thi...

The Secret 6 a.m. Workouts That Propelled Tom Brady to His First Super Bowl Victory

Tom Brady's performance at the 2000 NFL Combine was horrendous. He ran a snail-like 5.28 in the 40-Yard Dash and recorded an abysmal 24.5-inch Vert...

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...