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Don’t let your starting speed be the reason why you’re late to incepting a ball, getting a steal, or losing a race. Truth be told, it’s not always the person with the fastest foot speed that gets the win, but the one with the most efficient, explosive start....
Looking to get a boost in your sprinting speed? Whether you’re striving for a personal best or just getting your legs and lungs back into the habit of running fast, these exercises will give you a more efficient, stronger and speedier stride. Morey CrosenAdd These...
Depending on your sport, your sprinting capacity can make or break your athletic performance. As one of the tenets of well-rounded athleticism, speed can be a tricky thing to train unless you know what to improve. Morey Croson, head speed coach and founder of The...
Author: Travis Hansen
Is your agility training actually beneficial to your ability to change direction or help you achieve your performance goals? Travis Hansen gives us insight into how to properly program your agility training to maximize your training effectiveness.
Author: Shea Pierre
A lot of coaches and trainers refer to change of direction (COD) training and agility training as one and the same — but they aren’t. When it comes to COD and agility training, both are necessary for an athlete’s performance, but there are certain drills specific to each that prepare you for anything that’s thrown your way.
Flexibility exercises are integral for young athlete's growth and long term development. It is important for kids to have solid movement patterns taught at an early age by coaches. It is never too early to start your young athletes on some daily flexibility exercises.
Author: Ryan Leibrech
Reacting faster is accomplished by quickly processing incoming information and moving specific to that perception of that information. When we correctly process information and move to the right position we end up in the best position to be successful.
Author: Phil White
In last month’s post, we explored the reasons for getting your trunk strong, which include improving hip-to-shoulder (and vice versa) power transfer, generating and resisting rotation, and reducing your risk of lower back pain. But while getting strong is all well and good, you’ll only be able to apply it to your full potential if you’re also mobile.
Author: Derek Hensen
There are few more purely athletic pursuits than sprinting, and just about every field and court sport requires running at maximum effort and efficiency. And yet most athletes have major room for improvement in not only their expression of top-end speed, but also their biomechanics and locomotion.
Author: Derek Hansen
Running is one of the most elemental things we can do as athletes or, for that matter, as human beings. But just because the instinct is hard-wired into our DNA, it doesn’t mean that it’s something you can just put into your programming willy-nilly, particularly when it comes to sprinting.
Like most things in Strength and Conditioning, acceleration is extremely trainable. It's entirely possible for an athlete to hack tenths of a second off of their 40 like butter with a good training program, and this shows up big-time on the field.
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. Now, before we go down the rabbit hole, let me bring us to the point of this article.