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June 13, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 130

3 Speed Training Drills for Break-Neck Speeds

If you want to develop break-neck speeds and you want to blow past your competition on the track field, the football field or any other surface, you'll want to incorporate these three speed training drills. For best results, incorporate these three speed training drills into your normal athletic training regimen and you'll have your teammates and your coaches wondering just where you got this new burst of speed from.

Alternating Strides

This is one of those speed training drills that helps to develop your foot speed and your coordination, two things which are essential when it comes to running faster and harder than your competition.

To begin, set up a series of cones (if you have them) or any other brightly colored object in a straight line and at one or two meters apart. From a standing sprint, you'll want to sprint the length of the objects you've laid down, with each step going to each marker. The closer distance each cone is from the other, the shorter your stride will be and the more turnovers you'll have overall. This will increase your speed considerably if you practice and you keep pulling them in closer as you progress.

Bound Forward

This is one of those speed training drills that may make you look a little funny while doing them, but they work tremendously at helping you develop break-neck speeds. First, start running as if you're starting any standard drill. Then, leap with your right foot, jumping with your right arm forward, just like you normally move while running. By bounding forward and by taking exaggerated leaps with every stride, trying to go higher and harder every time, you'll eventually develop those hip and thigh flexor muscles that will take your speed and power to the next level.


Place the cones we spoke of before (or any brightly colored object) and place them in a straight line about three meters apart. Then, in between each of those cones, place another set of cones or objects three meters or so to the left.

Then, sprint from one cone to the next, touching each cone with the tips of your fingers as you pass by. Try to take short side steps instead of turning to face each cone and always continue to run forward.

This drill will work on your agility and will help to strengthen your hip and thigh flexors even more. Agility is important to build up if you hope to get faster, and this is one of the best speed training drills for doing just that.

If you want to get faster and you want to develop break-neck speed that makes you the envy of all of your teammates, competitors and even your coaches, you'll want to practice these three speed training drills at least three times per week in addition to your normal training regimen. That's the only way to unlock the true speed and power that's been lying dormant inside of you all this time.

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