Sprint Training — plyometrics

Sprinting Workouts & Strength Training For Sprinters

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Sprinting Workouts & Strength Training For Sprinters

When I was a young sprinter, I always had a tough time setting up my sprint training program. Here we will go over a week of sprinting workouts and strength training for sprinters so you can see one way that a week of workouts may be set up. Sprinting Workouts & Strength Training For Sprinters My goals right now are to improve rate of force development in my start, increasing strength to improve acceleration, and targeting ankle stiffness for both acceleration and maximal velocity sprinting. Also, in the past couple races I've run, I tended to break down and lose...

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Improve Sprint Performance By Correcting Leg Strength Imbalances

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Improve Sprint Performance By Correcting Leg Strength Imbalances

In this video we will discuss some ideas for how sprinting workouts and strength training can be modified to balance your force and power capabilities for both of your legs so you can optimize performance and minimize risk of injury, both on the track and in the gym. Training Can Create Imbalances When athletes sprint and jump, they tend to favor one leg over the other. Over the course of thousands of sprints and jumps, the habit of always starting on the dominant leg creates an imbalance in the ability to generate neural drive and force output through the non-dominant leg, and...

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Acceleration & Horizontal Power Development Workout For Athletes

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Acceleration & Horizontal Power Development Workout For Athletes

Acceleration & Horizontal Power Development Workout For Athletes While basic sprinting or lifting workouts are useful and effective, athletes can experiment with different combinations of exercises as a way to create variation in their training without straying from their primary goals. Today we’ll go over an acceleration oriented workout that also includes some horizontal power production exercises that you can implement into your program right away. After a basic warmup such as some jogging or skipping, light mobility work, and possibly some sprint drills, the workout begins with medicine ball throws for distance. You can do 2 to 3 sets...

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Complex Contrast Training Methods - The Best Training Methods For Sprinters & Speed Power Athletes

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Complex Contrast Training Methods - The Best Training Methods For Sprinters & Speed Power Athletes

Complex and Contrast Training Methods for Sprinters & Speed Power Athletes Today we are going to cover what I see as the best approach to strength training for sprinters or other speed/power athletes. We’re going to talk about the complex method and contrast training, how it works, why it is superior to traditional resistance training, and how you can start implementing it into your own training program.When you set out to implement a training program with the intent of improving sprinting performance, it can be daunting in that there are so many ways to train. Should you lift heavy? Should...

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Rudiment Hops - The Plyometric Exercise For Every Athlete

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Rudiment Hops - The Plyometric Exercise For Every Athlete

Plyometric and jump training is common in the training of many athletes. Coaches for decades have found benefits in utilizing different types of jump training in their development of sprinters, jumpers, team sport athletes, etc. While it is certainly true that athletes can benefit from jump training of all sorts, I personally feel that there is a tendency to add more advanced forms of jump training into sprint training programs before athletes have mastered basic hopping and jumping exercises. This may work for many, but rudiment hops give us a good balance of risk versus reward compared to more complex...

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