Speed Workouts For Distance Runners Speed workouts are important for all athletes, including distance runners. In this latest post by ATHLETE.X, we discuss speed workouts for distance runners, and how distance runners can benefit from incorporating speed workouts into their distance running program. Why Use Speed Workouts For Distance Runners? In general, the bulk of training utilized […]
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Specific Strength & Power Training For Sprinters | ATHLETE.X Every training stressor has a range of adaptations and effects which are unique to the specific input. Improving a quality such as maximal velocity sprinting is challenging to say the least, and this becomes even more challenging when the training program sends conflicting signals to the […]
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Resisted Sprint Training, Sled Pulls, and Sled Training While normal sprint training can be highly effective, most athletes will eventually reach the point where normal acceleration and speed training is no longer making them faster. While modifying the program with the addition of weight room exercises can be useful, listing is relatively general in nature, […]
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Plyometric Training For Sprinters Whether your goal is to increase your sprinting speed, increase your strength & power outputs, or become a better jumper, plyometric training is something you can benefit from. Second to sprinting, the most sport specific training input is plyometric training. Though the term plyometrics is technically limited to describing exercises like […]
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In this post, we’re following up on the Best Exercises For Speed video and diving into more detail regarding strength and power training for sprinters. For more content like this, make sure to subscribe to ATHLETE.X on YouTube! When it comes to strength training, power training, sprint training – any type of sports performance training – you […]
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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, […]
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How To Increase Stride Length Stride length is an integral aspect of what goes into making someone run fast. If you are a sprinter wondering how to increase stride length, this video is for you. Stride Length For Sprinters In order to run as fast as possible, sprinters and other athletes must figure out how […]
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By Cody Bidlow In a previous article, I wrote about the concept of the stages of athlete development. As athletes age (both in terms of chronological age and training age), their training needs and training capacity will change, requiring adjustments to training over time. A 30 year old post-collegiate athlete is going to need very […]
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Off Season Training For Sprinters As with any part of the year, off season training for sprinters or other athletes requires a well thought plan that is designed with a purpose. While non-athletes can go to the gym or track, do whatever they want, and likely see some results in the form of body composition […]
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How Strong Should A Sprinter Be? Sprinters & Strength Training In the world of sprint training, one of the common discussions which separates coaches along opinion based lines is the topic of how strong a sprinter needs to be. Unfortunately, most of the talk surrounding sprint training is related to elite athletes, which bodes poorly when […]
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