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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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Top 10 Acceleration Drills

Speed is one of the most sought out athletic qualities. A play can be broken down into milliseconds' actions, and while several other factors go into ...

The Complete Athlete 1-Year Workout Plan: Speed and Agility Training

Speed and agility is important for success in sports. What follows is a sprogram that will develop a well-rounded athletie. This program is meant to...

8 Great Tips to Improve Strength, Speed and Power

Have you hit a strength plateau, or are you getting slow results? Do you want to develop a strength program that maximizes your potential? These tips ...

Secrets to Building Speed and Agility

It is time to bring to light what is really behind developing speed, and it doesn't start with any miracle drill or band attached to you while you run...

Get Faster this Winter with Treadmill Speed Workouts

Winter is here and the cold weather means that many of you won't be able to continue your speed workouts outside. However, this is not an excuse to ig...

Get Faster With This Advanced Stair Sprinting Workout

Santa Monica Stairs: Sprinting Stairs Every major city, and/or college town has stairs available to the public. When I went to Chico State, they had...

Coaching Youth Speed Training

Much debate in the strength and conditioning world concerns how young athletes should begin a development program. However, experts agree that speed ...

Get Faster for Any Sport With This 12-Week Speed Workout

Properly done, a speed workout can make the difference between making the play and watching it happen. You need several qualities to be able to sprint...

3 Treadmill Running Workouts That Build Endurance

The treadmill gets a bad rap. Yes, it can be boring, and yes it doesn't feel "authentic" compared to the road or the trails, but it serves an excellent...

Plyometric Exercises for Runners

Picture yourself on the starting line of a race. You're in the blocks. You pull back to create eccentric motion in the lower leg before firing forward...

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