Do you want to get faster?
I hope your summer training is producing the results you are looking for. Things here have been busy with our high school, college and pro athletes training hard for the upcming season and training camp.
Like all athletes out there, one of the biggest areas that they want to improve upon is their speed. They want to run faster on the field, and also run a faster 40 yard dash. Resisted speed training can enhance this.
To perform resisted sprints or accelerations I like to use a speed resistor harness or a weighted sled. These tools allow the athlete to enhance forward body lean which is a key factor in acceleration. My favorite is the speed resistor becasue I can vary the resistance on the athlete while the exercise is being performed.
I usually perform 5 sets of 15 yards resisted accelerations. Be sure to add this to your training program to get faster!
Mike Gough, CSCS
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