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Sprinting And The Non-Sprinter

  Below is a sample twelve week speed training plan: Week Day One Day Two Day Three 1 5x400mx70% 5x200mx80% 5x800mx50% 2 5x400mx75% 5x200mx80% 5x800mx50% 3 5x300mx75% 5x150mx85% 4x600mx60% 4 5x300mx75% 5x150mx85% 4x600mx60% 5 4x200mx80% 4x100mx90% 4x600mx60% 6 4x200mx80% 4x100mx90% 3x500mx70% 7 3x150mx85% 3x75mx95% 3x500mx70% 8 3x150mx85% 3x75mx95% 3x500mx70% 9 3x100mx90% 3x50mx100% 2x400mx80% 10 3x100mx90% 3x50mx100% 2x400mx80% 11 3x75mx90% 3x40mx100% 2x400mx80% 12 3x75mx90% 3x40mx100% 2x400mx80%   The table shows a training program that you might have seen 30 years ago...

Exerting Force During Sprinting

When it comes to running fast, it’s important to move your limbs quickly and to exert force against the ground. There’s a debate amongst sprint coaches about whether it’s possible to improve the ability of your limbs to move quickly, but it is very possible to increase the amount of force that is being exerted against the ground. An elite 100 meter sprinter may be producing horizontal velocities in excess of 12 meters per second and may be producing more...

Speed Training for Athletes

Track and field coaches divide sprint training into three components; acceleration, maximum velocity, and speed endurance. Acceleration is the process of increasing your velocity. Maximum velocity is running all out. Speed endurance is your ability to maintain your maximum velocity. For a sprinter, all three are important. For a jumper, they may just focus their training on the first two. For non track and field athletes, this is a little more difficult of a concept. A world-class sprinter may take...

Drills To Increase Top Speed

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Being able to increase speed is important to just about every athlete and coach.  Speed helps to determine success in almost every sport and position, is evaluated to determine if you make the team, and being able to increase speed is something that almost everyone desires.  Speed is primarily evaluated with moderate sprints, like the 40 yard dash.  This article will present some drills to help you increase speed.   40-80 Yard Sprints: Sprinting at high speed is a skill...