|Seven steps to speed success|
|Around the Academy:
Here is a guide to the seven different steps which will feature in our eight speed sessions.
1. Warm-up, Stretching & Cool-down
This is the most important part of any training session and is often overlooked by coaches and athletes.
A proper warm-up is essential in preparing an athlete for training or competition.
2. Strength and Power training
This is designed to improve your ability to get your stationary body into rapid movement.
3. Ballistics and Explosiveness
This step focuses on high speed sending and receiving of movements.
Examples of this are short starts and stops with bursts of speed, quick changes in direction and power.
This step focuses on explosive hopping, jumping, bounding, hitting and kicking.
5. Sports loading and Resistance training
This step focuses on precision loading at high speed, designed to improve explosive movements such as sprinting speed. This is aimed more at elite athletes.
6. Conditioning and speed endurance
This step focuses on your sprinting technique and improving the length of time you are able to keep up your speed.
7. Overspeed training
This step involves pushing yourself to your maximum speed limit by using overspeed training techniques.