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  Sprinting has been used since the first humans lived on Earth, as they needed these skills to catch prey. However, it’s only in recent years that it has become both a fitness trend and a huge part of athletics competitions. The benefits of sprint work include enhancing athleticism, building muscle and burning calories. Recent studies have also shown short, rapid bursts of sprinting are more effective than long jogs or hours in the gym. Sprint work needs significant strength to cope with reaction forces, which cannot be honed with regular gym work. Try doing some drills with a foam...

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    Sleds are very effective in athletic training and are great for conditioning, and they are not as uncommon in this type of training as you might think. They come in all different shapes and sizes, and originate from the logging industry in Scandinavia. The most popular sled is the Prowler sled which can be dragged, pulled or pushed. Read on to find out how it can benefit you in your training:   Improved acceleration Acceleration is essential for most sports. Sled training enables you to do sprint-work instead of interfering too much with sprint mechanics. It helps the...

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    Soccer is one of those sports that rely on a great deal of footwork in order to move the ball and outmaneuver your competitor. And there are several speed ladder drills you can use to help you do both of these things, ultimately building your speed and endurance, and improving your soccer performance. With that goal in mind, here are the 10 best speed ladder drills to implement in your current training routine: With the ladder lying on the ground, run through it as fast as you can, making sure that each foot lands between each rung before...

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  Hurdles are great pieces of equipment to help you build your lower body power and speed. Plus, there are a number of different drills to choose from, which means that you will never get bored and always be able to challenge your body, helping it advance in regard to fitness and performance measures. With that thought in mind, here are some drills that you can do with your own speed agility hurdles (place your hurdles approximately one meter apart for these drills): 1-step speed drill: To do the 1-step, simply run through them, placing one foot in between each...

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  When engaging in sports, speed is always a factor. Even if you don’t have an opponent that you’re trying to outrun or outmaneuver, competing against yourself usually means finding ways to improve your time so that you can reach higher personal levels. So, how do you effectively increase your speed? One option is to wear a weighted vest when training. By adding more weight to your upper body during your training sessions, you’re also increasing the amount of resistance your muscles must work against in order to move around. This makes them grow bigger and stronger, ultimately improving your...

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