• Coaches' Roundtable: Speed Development
    Time changes just about everything, but some things remain untouched. Speed development training has remained nearly the same since this article was first published. There are some techniques and training thoughts mentioned in the article that are different today, but most of the article’s information can still be applied.
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    Why You Should Read This Article           

    Time changes just about everything, but some things remain untouched. Speed development training has remained nearly the same since this article was first published. There are some techniques and training thoughts mentioned in the article that are different today, but most of the article’s information can still be applied readily today.

    Some of the best minds of their day, these coaches reveal their thoughts on speed development, which laid the ground for what we know today. In this article, you will learn some of the biomechanical principles to watch for; and training and exercise principles to include in your program, related to sprinting that are crucial for success. Each coach shares with you his best exercises and ideas for improving speed development, as well as lists to use for technique errors.

    This article is recommended for reading because it provides you with tips on how to improve your athletes’ speed. This article is a roundtable discussion from some of the best coaches on sprinting from the 80’s. You will learn some of their thoughts on how they developed their athletes. 

    NSCA Strength and Conditioning Journal
    Volume 5, Issue 6 - December 1983
    Coaches Roundtable: Speed Development 
     

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