How To Become Faster
How To Become Faster
Physical trainer Richard Hume takes you through two basic leg exercises that will help the fast twitch muscles in your legs which will make you faster in short running or sprinting situations.
In today's video, we are going to teach you on how to become faster and we are actually going to specialize in running. Now, running faster is all about your fast twitch fibers in your legs working as well as they possibly can and that is developed for your explosive power. Two very simple exercises, one of which is quite aerobic, the other one is a little bit more weight bearing.
The first exercise, all you need is any kind of raised platform. In a gym, you might want to use a rowing machine. In this particular environment, we are going to use a little step.
Very simply, if you come stand beside the platform both hands on the front of the platform and you're just jumping over. Okay, the higher the platform, the better because it requires a little bit more explosive power in order for you to get your legs clear. The first five, six, seven, eight, nine should be absolutely fine, it's when you start doing a hundred that it starts a bit of burning in your legs.
That power really needs to come through your legs. You will also be using your abdominals and your lower back in that particular exercise. The second exercise is a far more technical exercise.
Just grab the mat. And this requires what we call a pyramid type system of training, that's when you start very light, you then go very heavy and then back again. For purpose today, we are just going to use a four-kilo weight and what it requires, quite a bit of momentum basically in addition to doing good squats, so with your feet shoulder-width and a half apart, so they are nice and wide, you have the weight to your right hand side and leading with your left hand, you take the weight from your right foot and bring it up above your head, having come from a low squat coming upwards.
Okay, so into a squat and coming up again. The first one kilo, two kilos up until about four or five kilos, it's really momentum you can get away with some degree, just using your back and the rotation of your stomach. Once you start getting to the seven kilos, eight kilos, nine kilos and beyond, I wouldn't suggest going much more beyond twelve kilos.
That power really needs to come from your legs and bottom. It's that power from your legs and bottom that makes those muscles stronger and therefore, when you go into a running sprinting situation, you will then have that extra power in your legs that hopefully your competitors won't have. Those two very simple exercises will help you to become faster, in this particular case, whilst running. .