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Unilateral Strength Training For Sprinters

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Unilateral Strength Training For Sprinters

Unilateral Training For Sprinters When it comes to strength training for sprinters, bilateral exercises are useful. Squats, deadlifts, etc. can be very effective at increasing strength and helping to support our ability to sprint. The problem is that after a while, the results we will get from bilateral training will stagnate. I believe this happens for a few reasons: Bilateral training will bias toward your dominant leg. Bilateral strength training is more general than unilateral training as far as joint movements and positions. Bilateral exercises require more spinal loading to achieve the same muscle activation. Bilateral training will overtrain certain...

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3 Tips For Better Strength Training For Sprinters

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3 Tips For Better Strength Training For Sprinters

3 Tips For Better Strength Training Strength training is an important part of an athlete’s training program. Being strong helps athletes produce explosive strength, exhibit high rates of force development, and helps prevent injury by making your body more resilient. If programmed and executed properly, strength training can enhance your athletic performance, improve your body composition, and make you feel better about yourself. Whether it is walking up a hill or having to defend yourself against an aggressor, lift is always easier when you are strong. Unfortunately, many athletes make common mistakes in their strength training which can hold back...

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