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40 SpeedApplies Speed Development Research
Researchers report: "Acceleration performance is important for athletes that need repeat sprint ability. Although acceleration is widely trained for, there is little evidence outlining the key factors. The aim of this study was to determine the kinematic differences between individuals with fast and slow acceleration.
Twenty athletes were tested and filmed for sprint ability over the first three steps of a 15m sprint and classified as fast or slow. Results: The fast group had significantly lower (11-13% slower) left and right foot contact times, increased stride frequency and better knee extension. However, there was no difference found in stride length.
Athletes who are naturally fast in early acceleration achieve
this through reduced ground contact times resulting in
an improved stride frequency. Training
for improved acceleration should be directed towards using coaching
instructions and drills that specifically train such movement
had the pleasure of seeing first hand the techniques being taught
at Speed Camp.
Speed Camp Philosophy
have to figure out what makes your body accelerate; you have
to move your body
participants will generally not race side-by-side. Drills are
performed individually, typically in a line, back-to-back with
individual coaching. With the exception of track, most sports
do not experience side-by-side racing from equal positions.
Speed, agility, quickness development workouts are varied to achieve maximum results in the shortest amount of time. Workouts typically include exercises and drills involved in the major components of speed development; technique, acceleration, flexibility, quickness, power, strength, agility, mental focus, and benchmarking (methods to test improvement).
key principle of Speed Camp; you can't train the body to
move faster by training slow. It's simple; long slow running
trains the body to run slow. One more time: Slow
running teaches your body to be slow! Speed Camp
training uses overspeed training to program the body and the
brain to move fast
How to Boost Competitive Performance
By moving away from outdated training routines such as traditional weight lifting for strength and selecting strength training specifically for sports, its easier than you may think to boost performance to previously unattainable levels. Long slow distance running only teaches the body to run slow. Even endurance athletes are using sprinting workouts to improve speed and endurance.
In a nutshell, 40 Speed.com will show you specific training methods that have the most impact on sport performances by increasing speed, acceleration, reaction, agility, and quickness.
Amazingly, many new breakthroughs in sports speed take years before they become widespread. Example: Scientific studies have shown that when individuals train their arm muscles at a specific angle, they achieve major gains in strength, but there are almost no improvements at other angles, even though exactly the same arm muscles are involved. And this does not help in most sports...well, arm wresting maybe.
When athletes go to the gym, for example, they usually focus on the traditional exercises that theyve read about in magazines, and know how to do. These include traditional bench presses and squats. These exercises are great for developing general strength, but they won't help develop speed unless explosive-lifting techniques are applied to strength training. (If your school has a strength coach that uses explosive-lifts in sports training, consider yourself very fortunate). Muscles adapt, and lifting at the traditional tempo of up-on-two, down-on-four, will build strong slow-twitch fiber, but it takes strong fast-twitch muscle fiber to score touchdowns and win gold.
Basically, squatting makes you a better squatter. In test after test, squats do not help vertical jump. Squats build slow muscle fiber, which is positive since that's 40% of your "muscles." Plyometric drills and explosive lifting techniques build the fast (IIa) muscle fiber and the super-fast (IIx) muscle fiber.
To improve speed, specific exercises must be targeted at building all three muscle fiber types. So the combination of explosive squats (or leg press) followed by ten squat or lunge jumps with maximal effort do the job. Plyometric drills, and super-fast agility ladder drills will make muscle stronger and create the potential for significant gains in speed. This type of work, within the context of speed technique training, will make athletes faster. More on developing muscle fiber types, click here.
and acceleration techniques are fundamental skills taught by
Speed Camp. Participants will learn techniques of how to start faster
and how to master the drive phase (first 7 steps that include the start
and transition) and how to maximize upright running (fly phase). And
they'll learn techniques to run faster in the fly phase.
Kata Speed & OverSpeed Training
is a term used in Speed Camp. The grand masters of martial arts have
for years effectively taught katas (a slow-motion dance simulating actual
fighting techniques) to train students in proper body positioning &
movement. The technique of sprinting must be rehearsed correctly at
kata speeds and then transferred to drills and runs at maximum speed
that teach the brain and the muscles to run faster.
techniques will be emphasized in Speed Camp training since most sports
require fast acceleration for short distances. The Valsalva acceleration
technique will be taught, and the acceleration ladder will be used in
combination with other drills. 20 yard sprints and 40 year sprints will
measure improvements in acceleration. Click
here to see acceleration article by Phil Campbell
work will be performed during workouts. However, flexibility improvement
takes time. Homework assignments of 10-minutes 4 X week will be given
for stretching the muscles necessary for increasing speed; hamstrings,
hips, quads, Achilles, ankles, feet, back, shoulders, arms. Stretching
is unpleasant to most (see the hand of the head gesture that proves
that point), but absolutely necessary.
You'll be tested in almost every session to monitor your progress. This will help the coaches to enhance your strengths and strengthen weakness. Typically, 20, 40, and 60 yds, and the standing long jump will be used for benchmarking. There are many different methods of testing, but these basic measures provide will provide coach necessary starting benchmarks. See Speed Benchmarking form here.
Quickness and speed are interrelated skills and must be developed in a coordinated fashion. Speed Camp workouts address these critical factors necessary for improved athletic performance.
Power Building Plyometrics
is strength in action and plyometric drills turn strength into power.
This type of training teaches your muscles to generate more force and
generate the force more quickly.
Sports Specific Strength Training
includes exercises that more closely imitate the biomechanics and motor
patterns required for specific sports. This type of strength training
is becoming increasingly popular in the sports speed training community
because it provides specific strength more strength
to carry out the actual movements needed in a particular sport.
Agility development requires special equipment to develop quick feet and ankles. The agility ladder will be provided by Speed Camp for agility drills. This is a favorite for many participants. These drills build ankle and knee stability. And most will see improved coordination in only a few workouts. Agility training has a positive impact in other sports like Ms. Fitness competitions.
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