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Speed Training Exercises For The Brain | Training For Sprinters

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Speed Training Exercises For The Brain | Training For Sprinters

I have spent years performing speed training trying to get faster, and one of the most important things I have learned is how important the brain is when it comes to sprinting faster. If you are going to perform speed training exercises, it is important that you consider the brain and how it will be affected by the speed drills you perform. Speed Training And The Brain Sprinting fast is governed by the ability of the brain and the nervous system to coordinate muscles, tendons, and bioenergetic systems together to produce rapid movements with high precision. To sprint fast, one...

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Supercompensation | Stimulus, Fatigue, Recovery, Adaptation For Athletes

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Supercompensation | Stimulus, Fatigue, Recovery, Adaptation For Athletes

Putting together a high quality workout is something we can all agree is important if we want to develop as athletes. What is more important though is how these training sessions are organized through time, since the goal of training is to achieve a cumulative effect from many training sessions in an effort to inch the body toward higher levels of performance. Going too easy, too hard, or having poorly planned intervals between sessions can be the demise of an athlete’s progress. To get the most out of training, we need to select the right workouts, implement them at appropriate...

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Improve Your Acceleration Sprinting & Skill Execution In Competition

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Improve Your Acceleration Sprinting & Skill Execution In Competition

Here we go over an acceleration sprinting workout, as well as discuss the concept of increasing the stimulus of your training sessions over time in an effort to stabilize movement skills under increasing amounts of stress. Sprint Straight To Sprint Fast One issue that I commonly see in my own sprinting and that of other athletes is that, as an athlete begins their sprint, they may have a tendency to deviate from a straight path of sprinting. If we leave the blocks and go to the right or to the left instead of sprinting directly toward the finish line, we...

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How To Stay Low When You Sprint | SprintingWorkouts.com

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How To Stay Low When You Sprint | SprintingWorkouts.com

Nearly every sprinter has heard or been told that a key to faster acceleration sprinting is to “get low”. The idea here is that if we can project out at a lower angle relative to the ground, we can orient our force production in a more horizontal manner, leading to faster acceleration sprinting. Coaches debate whether or not this is good advice, mainly because going lower than what your strength allows for can cause you to stumble, overstride, side-step, or get injured. While we certainly should avoid going so low that we fall on our face during sprinting, I believe...

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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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