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June 15, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 145

Three Running Faster Myths Debunked

If you're trying to achieve break-neck speed, you've probably asked people around you what they thought of the subject. You've probably run into people along the way who think they have speed all figured out. But most of what these individuals think they know is nothing more than myths that have continued to propagate despite being disproven years ago. The following running faster myths will hopefully set the matter straight so that these myths will finally die with Bigfoot and the Lochness Monster.

Myth #1: You're Born With Speed

When it comes to running faster myths, this one is probably the most popular. Most people think that being fast is in your genetics. And while that may be true to some extent, the truth is that most people have a faster speed inside of them, they just haven't learned to unlock that speed yet. But anyone can learn to be faster, regardless of how fast their moms and dads happened to be.

Myth #2: Lift Heavier Weights to Run Faster

Out of all the running faster myths, this is probably the most confusing. You do see runners working out in the weight room and most speed runners are very muscular. However, if you train for speed using heavier and heavier weights, you may be slowing yourself down. You should train your body for strength and speed, and that includes a regular routine of moderate weight training. But don't go too heavy with the weights or else you may be hurting yourself in the end.

Myth #3: You Should Train for Speed Every Day

It makes sense that if you want to get better at something, you should practice every chance you can. But if you want to get faster, you need to allow your body to rest properly between training sessions. When you train for speed, you tear down your muscles just as you do with weight training. If you are following an effective speed training routine, you will experience leg soreness for a couple days, at least in the beginning. That's how you know you're doing some good. But if you don't give your body time to rest, you will never progress and you will even leave your body open to injury. So rest easy between sessions and you'll find that your body responds much more readily to your speed training efforts. That's when you'll start seeing serious results, especially if you never really gave your body a chance to rest before. If you want to run faster, longer and harder than the competition, you will want to put these three running faster myths to rest once and for all. With so many lies and untruths out there surrounding the speed training industry, it's no wonder why athletes and runners everywhere are so confused. But now that you know the absolute truth surrounding speed training, you will be able to go out there and spread the word so that everyone else can become just as fast as you.

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