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Why Most Speed and Agility Training Protocols Suck
If we're not careful, the skill of developing well-crafted speed, agility, and change of direction programmes is going to become a lost art.
How To Use Dynamic Tension for Speed Training
Master your muscle control with slow and intense movement.
Need Speed? A 5-Gear System to Become a Faster Runner
Regardless of background or genetics, this program produces incredible results for any athlete who wants to get faster.
The Critical Role of the Head and Eyes in Speed Training
An athlete’s ability to accelerate, decelerate, and accelerate again is the name of the game.
Create Explosive Sprinting Strength With Sled Pulls
If you want more top end speed, loaded sprints are the way to add horsepower.
Plan to Win: Speed, Stamina, and Agility for Sport
“If it is hard, then it is good for them” is the recipe for a tough team that is weak and slow. We are smarter than that.
It's All About Speed (Athlete Journal 15)
The loads were light this week, as the focus for the next two weeks is compensatory acceleration training.
Everything You Need to Know About Speed Training
Speed is highly sought after in the athletic world. So we must understand what methods are most efficient in developing it.
Plyometrics: Terms, Definitions, and Proper Planning
The need to implement plyometrics into periodized training comes from the observation that there are a number of strong athletes who fail to transfer their strength into efficient movement.
How to Train Like an Olympic Speed Skater (Those Legs!)
I was so impressed watching the speed skaters in Sochi that I just had to sit down and research their training methods. You'd be surprised at how much of it you can give a try.
How to Get Faster: Straight-Line vs. Multi-Directional Speed
Most sports do not involve running fast in a straight line, but rather developing speed in a multi-directional way. Here's how you actually get faster for your sport.
Need For Speed: 8 Articles to Increase Performance on Land Or Water
Speed is a critical element of many sports and athletic disciplines. These eight articles on speed training will make you faster on the land or in water.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 33
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week's popular topics: coaching, sexism, pole dancing, low back pain and more!
Breaking Muscle HQ
Speed Kills, Part 2: Speed Development for the MMA Fighter
Does training with heavy gloves or practicing punching while holding dumbbells do any good? I say it doesn't. In fact, I think it does harm to a fighter's punching skills.
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