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6 Tips To Increase Sprint Training Intensity

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6 Tips To Increase Sprint Training Intensity

6 Ways To Intensify Sprint Training So You Can Run Faster As training progresses toward the track season, the intensity of sprint training needs to increase. For the sake of this discussion, intensity can be roughly equated to the average and peak velocities reached in your sprinting workouts. Here we will discuss 6 different ways you can increase the intensity of your sprint training as you get closer to the competitive season.   #1 Changes In Distance If effort is equal, shorter sprints will be slower than faster sprints. 40-80m sprints will have a higher average velocity than 10-30m sprints. A...

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How To Run Faster And Longer Without Getting Tired

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How To Run Faster And Longer Without Getting Tired

Every month, thousands of people google search for how to run faster and longer without getting tired. In the context of sprinting workouts, this makes sense because running faster and maintaining one’s speed is critical for performing well in all sprint events. Here we will discuss a few ways that you can train to run faster and longer without getting tired. Building A Base The first step in your journey of running faster and longer is to build a proper base in your sprint training program. For a sprinter, this will come in 3 forms: Building an anaerobic base of...

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3 Workouts For Sprinters: Acceleration, Strength & Speed Endurance Training

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3 Workouts For Sprinters: Acceleration, Strength & Speed Endurance Training

3 Workouts For Sprinters Here is an example of a few workouts for sprinters which can be performed during a pre-competition period. These workouts are primarily focused on the 100 meter dash, but can be useful for athletes competing in the 60 meter dash or the 200 meter dash.   Workout #1 - Acceleration Training For the first workout, the focus is on developing skills, physical capacities, and specific conditioning for acceleration. The workout was performed as follows: Track Warm Up 2x3x40yd from a skip-in or walking start. 2x3x40yd from a standing, 3 point, or 4 point start. In total,...

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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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