October 4, 2018

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"How Do I Get Faster?"

Some people might tell you that speed cannot be taught. Some people might tell you that it's just "genetics" and that's why you're not quick enough. 


What I'm here to tell you is that these are some of the BIGGEST myths in regards to athletic development. 


If speed/quickness is an athletic quality, can't it be trained like everything else? The answer is yes, and here is how. 


Acceleration Mechanics 


When we look at elite-level sprinters, we can see that their acceleration may be the most important factor in their performance.


Linear acceleration occurs between the first 6-8 steps moving forward. If a sprinter cannot get as much distance as possible in those first few steps, that could be the difference between a win and a loss. 


Whether you are a sprinter or not, you need to have good acceleration mechanics as an athlete. What do these mechanics even look like?