Sprint speed is notorious for being difficult to improve, especially for more highly trained athletes. This doesn’t mean however that you can’t make significant improvements in your sprinting, and we’ve known for years what methods and strategies are more likely to help us in our pursuit of speed. .
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🏃🏻‍♂️SPRINTING
- Traditional sprint training should probably be the vast majority of your focus.
- You should sprint as fast as possible as often as possible while staying fresh. .
🛷RESISTED SPRINTING - Resisted sled sprint training may provide an effective tool for the improvement of sprint acceleration as well as maximal velocity. .
🎢ASSISTED SPRINTING
- Includes downhill or high speed towing to achieve an over- speed effect.
- A more advanced method that should definitely not be used by beginners due to increased risk of muscle strain. .
🚀BALLISTICS
- Ballistic exercises like jump squats and throwing variations demand higher contraction velocities thus in theory having more carryover to sprinting than slower or heavier movements. .
🐰PLYOMETRICS
- No one plyometric exercise seems to have a huge advantage over another. Bounding, skipping, hops and depth jumps are probably all decent options. .
🏋🏻‍♂️ STRENGTH TRAINING
- General strength training has been proven to improve sprint speed and acceleration ability, at least for those with lower training experience.
- More highly trained athletes should probably prioritize higher velocity variations.
- Given the fact that the concentric is the limiting muscle action on most movements it’d probably also help to incorporate some eccentric and joint-specific isometric work. 
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Any good coach will tell you the real skill comes in combining these methods intelligently in context over short, medium and long time frames as opposed to exclusively or disproportionately using any one method. Hope this helps and gives you some ideas 👍🏻

Sprint speed is notorious for being difficult to improve, especially for more highly trained athletes. This doesn’t mean however that you can’t make significant improvements in your sprinting, and we’ve known for years what methods and strategies are more likely to help us in our pursuit of speed. . _______________ . 🏃🏻‍♂️SPRINTING - Traditional sprint training should probably be the vast majority of your focus. - You should sprint as fast as possible as often as possible while staying fresh. . 🛷RESISTED SPRINTING - Resisted sled sprint training may provide an effective tool for the improvement of sprint acceleration as well as maximal velocity. . 🎢ASSISTED SPRINTING - Includes downhill or high speed towing to achieve an over- speed effect. - A more advanced method that should definitely not be used by beginners due to increased risk of muscle strain. . 🚀BALLISTICS - Ballistic exercises like jump squats and throwing variations demand higher contraction velocities thus in theory having more carryover to sprinting than slower or heavier movements. . 🐰PLYOMETRICS - No one plyometric exercise seems to have a huge advantage over another. Bounding, skipping, hops and depth jumps are probably all decent options. . 🏋🏻‍♂️ STRENGTH TRAINING - General strength training has been proven to improve sprint speed and acceleration ability, at least for those with lower training experience. - More highly trained athletes should probably prioritize higher velocity variations. - Given the fact that the concentric is the limiting muscle action on most movements it’d probably also help to incorporate some eccentric and joint-specific isometric work. _______________ Any good coach will tell you the real skill comes in combining these methods intelligently in context over short, medium and long time frames as opposed to exclusively or disproportionately using any one method. Hope this helps and gives you some ideas 👍🏻

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