When progressed over time in a logical manner, these exercises will help you run faster. Do you want to run faster? If so, this video is for you.
Excerpts – Best Exercises For Speed
Here are the best exercises for speed you can use in your sprint training program. When it comes to training for sprinters, these exercises need to be included in order to develop strength, power, elasticity, prevent injury, and ultimately increase running speed. This video talks about the best exercises you can use in your training program to promote running as fast as possible, improving acceleration, and improving top speed.
In order to build the most holistically developed athlete we need to work all points along the force velocity spectrum. We need to work at different loads, different velocities, different postures, and different leg positions. All of these things, when put together, can help develop an athlete to their greatest potential. In all my time pursuing the goal of running as fast as possible, these are the bang for your buck exercises that I’ve found to be highly effective for athletes who are looking to run faster, improve agility, get stronger and become more powerful.
Once you have a base of strength and your force outputs are good, training needs to shift in order to increase the velocity at which force is produce. This is where we bring in clean grip high pulls as a way to transfer that low speed, high force strength into higher velocity and slightly lower force outputs that are more specific for sprinting speed. If you find that when you hit the ground you aren’t very reactive, or that you aren’t bouncing off the ground very well, you might need to work on your active joint stiffness. This is where a smith machine movement like a Smith Machine A-Switch is important.
Plyometrics are a great way to transfer power output into higher velocity outputs, which ultimately will help you produce higher speeds on the track. These plyometric exercises are also going to develop the tendons more so than the muscles, which will benefit sprinting capability.
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