Speed Education

Speed Improvement Focus: SPEED TRAINING

SPEED TRAINING

By Bernie Dare & Beverly Kearney

This article presents a well-designed year-long periodized program geared toward the American collegiate season. The program is structured so that sprinting receives the highest priority, with all other elements subser

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Speed Improvement Focus: THE RELATION BETWEEN DIFFERENT PHASES OF SPRINT RUN AND SPECIFIC STRENGTH PARAMETERS OF LOWER LIMBS

THE RELATION BETWEEN DIFFERENT PHASES OF SPRINT RUN AND SPECIFIC STRENGTH  PARAMETERS OF LOWER LIMBS

The sprint is determined by the ability to accelerate, the magnitude of maximal velocity and the  ability to maintain velocity against the onset of fatigue. For th

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Speed Improvement Focus: ASPECTS OF STRENGTH TRAINING IN ATHLETICS

ASPECTS OF STRENGTH TRAINING IN ATHLETICS

By Günter Tidow

The first two parts of this article illustrate the strength requirements for high level athletics and explain the various aspects of strength and their respective influence on an athlete’s performance. The la

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Speed Improvement Focus: STRENGTH TRAINING FOR SPEED DEVELOPMENT

STRENGTH TRAINING FOR SPEED DEVELOPMENT

By Harry Marra, Former US National Decathlon Team Coach

There is no question about it! The stronger you are the faster you will be able to run. It's as simple as that!! Does that mean that the strongest man in the world can

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Speed Improvement Focus: A GOOD REVIEW OF RESEARCH INTO STRENGTH

A GOOD REVIEW OF RESEARCH INTO STRENGTH

Morrissey, M. C., Harman, E. A., & Johnson, M. J. (1995). Resistance training modes: Specificity and effectiveness. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 27, 648-660.

Research on various types of resistance training

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Speed Improvement Focus: TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN SPRINTERS: THE ANNUAL PLAN

TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN SPRINTERS: THE ANNUAL PLAN

Irena Szewinska, the legendary world record breaker and Olympic champion of Poland, presents a detailed year’s sprint training program in five main phases and their tasks for female sprinters.

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Speed Improvement Focus: THEORETICAL BASIS FOR DOING STRENGTH WORK TO IMPROVE SPEED

THEORETICAL BASIS FOR DOING STRENGTH WORK TO IMPROVE SPEED

Stegeman, J. (translated by J. S. Skinner). (1981) Exercise physiology. Chicago, IL: Year Book Medical Publishers.

Stegeman (1981, p. 277) proposed that speed can be improved by strength training and by impr

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Speed Improvement Focus: A TOTAL SPRINT-TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MAXIMUM STRENGTH, POWER, SPRINT SPEED & CORE STRENGTH

A TOTAL SPRINT-TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MAXIMUM STRENGTH, POWER, SPRINT SPEED & CORE STRENGTH

by Jim Hiserman, C.S.C.S

The recent article on 400/800 lactate tolerance workouts for 400 sprinters brings up the differing opinions of SHORT TO LONG vs. LONG TO SHORT phil

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Speed Improvement Focus: THE MAIN EMPHASIS FOR IMPROVING SPEED AND QUICKNESS FOR TENNIS

THE MAIN EMPHASIS FOR IMPROVING SPEED AND QUICKNESS FOR TENNIS

Tennis singles involves continuous short bursts of speed forward, backward, diagonally, and left and right. Depending upon the style of play, a point may last as little as 5-10 seconds or as long as 60 seconds.

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Speed Improvement Focus: NEURO-BIOMECHANICS OF MAXIMUM VELOCITY SPRINTING

 

NEURO-BIOMECHANICS OF MAXIMUM VELOCITY SPRINTING

By Loren Seagrave, Ralph Mouchbahani, Kevin O'Donnell

ABSTRACT

The most widely used technical model of the running stride comprises three phases: the Driv

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