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HEISLER TRAINING SYSTEMS - Top 3 Speed Training Mistakes

Sports are all about speed! In the decade I have been working with athletes I have yet to meet one who did not want to improve their game speed! Here are the top 3 mistakes people make while training for speed!

Ignoring Mechanics

*To reach your top speed, you must accelerate. To efficiently accelerate you must project your body forward explosively on every stride. To project your body forward your feet must strike the ground just behind your knees. This is what is known as a positive shin angle, it is this angle that allows you to build up speed quickly. If your heel strikes the ground in front of your knees, this is referred to as overstriding and it causes you to slow down on every stride. Overstriding is the most common fault I see in new athletes.

Ignoring Strength

*Developing strength in the legs, hips and core is a simple way to improve your speed. The higher your strength level the more force your body is capable of producing. Speed is all about force production at the fastest speeds! Need proof? Check out the muscular development of elite level sprinters!

Ignoring Horizontal Power

*Acceleration occurs with your legs driving back against the ground propelling your body forward, not up! Traditional strength and power exercises train the body vertically without any time dedicated to improving strength and power vertically! 

 

 

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