Speed Training Exercise
A drill that we actually use to work on this with our athletes is having the athlete sit on the ground with their feet extended straight in front of them in what we call a long sitting position.
Now, from this position, we have the athlete lift their arms up in that sprinting 90/90 angle and have them with an upright chest, relaxed head. I’m going to have them pump those arms as fast as he can in a sprinting mechanic.
Watch the video at the beginning of the article to see what this exercise looks like.
What we’re looking for is any popping off the ground. That’s how much momentum they are generating from the torso and the upper body.
So what we do is we can break this up into blocks, and when he starts losing his mechanics we can take a break and then reset. We’re really looking for proper posture and alignment here.
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