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Workouts For Sprinters In Track & Field

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Workouts For Sprinters In Track & Field

To be the best sprinter you can be, it is important that you are doing the right workouts for sprinters. In this article we will discuss workouts for sprinters who compete in track & field. Workouts For Sprinters Workouts for sprinters in track & field can be put into the following categories: Acceleration Training Speed Training (Maximal Velocity) Speed Endurance Training Special Endurance Training Strength Training General Conditioning Each of these types of training plays an important role in the performance of track & field sprinters. To run your fastest, it is important that you place a balanced emphasis on...

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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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Sprinting Workouts - How To Build Your Own Program

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Sprinting Workouts - How To Build Your Own Program

As fall approaches in the Northern Hemisphere and summer track events begin to wind down, athletes shift their focus toward off season training so that they can prepare for the next season. Here we will discuss some ideas surrounding how to build your own training program and how to progress your sprinting workouts.   The Debrief The first step to take before setting off on your training is to do a season debrief with yourself or your athletes. The goal of a debrief is to take an honest look at how your training went in the previous season and perform something...

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6 Tips For A Better Warm Up For Speed & Power Athletes

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6 Tips For A Better Warm Up For Speed & Power Athletes

What is the point of a warm up? The first goal of the warm up is, as alluded to by the name, to raise the body's core temperature. This takes approximately 8 to 10 minutes of continuous activity to accomplish. Once the body is warm, the next goal of the warm up is to tune in motor qualities, improve coordination, and maximize force outputs so that the work you perform is as high quality as possible. Typically you will be least coordinated right when you wake up, becoming more coordinated as you become more alert and move around. A proper...

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