How To Sprint Faster
How To Sprint Faster
This VideoJug film will instruct you on how to properly train to sprint faster. Follow these techniques and you're guaranteed to increase your speed!
So, how do we sprint faster? Two areas that we need to develop. One is stimulate the nervous system, which means we need to work at a higher intensity. The second is we've got to improve power.
So how do we do that? Plyometrics is a very good training methodology. Plyometrics is basically training the stretch reflexes. So, it's training the explosiveness.
Traditionally, we've been doing this through jumps. Small jumps were repetitive jumps with high intensity, or jumping off and on of small blocks or over hurdles. So if you're training and you have a power day, as we call it, the next day needs to be a recovery day.
So, it needs to be based on technique. If you try and push the body two or three days in a row, at some point, it will break down. Look at the typical week of an elite sprinter.
There's three strength sessions at least in the week, which is split depending on what days we're doing the fast work. So if you're doing a speed session, one day, you do a strength session, the next day, to give the body time to recover. At all times, you're working technique because even the smallest little imbalance would cause you to slow down.
Technique is a must throughout the whole of the week. So every sprinter has his own position and his own measurements based on which leg is at the back and which leg is at front. This is the ready position, so he set position with the fingers behind the line.
Then, the final position, just before they push off, the body comes upright, ready to explode down the track. This is the final push off of the sprinter. Come up to the ready position and then push off.
We'll just show you that again. As he comes up and go, now look at this sprinter who's running. His characteristics are slightly different so all the movements are exaggerated.
So the arms are really pumping hard to get the legs to work faster. The foot is landing underneath the center of gravity so we're not over-striding and we're not breaking, therefore losing speed. The body is upright.
He's holding his breath because he's only going to be running between ten and twenty five seconds. So if you want to sprint faster, you need to train the nervous system. You need to get stronger without getting bigger.
You need to work equally well with speed, strength, and technique. This VideoJug film will instruct you on how to properly train to sprint faster. Follow these techniques and you're guaranteed to increase your speed!.