Develop Training Habits That Will Help You Run Faster
Training habits are what create the greatest athletes. Consistency and effective workouts will help take your training to the next level. If your focus is speed, then focusing on the correct exercises is very important. Craft your workouts around power and explosion exercises. During this broad jump and resisted sprint exercise you will challenge both power and sprint speed. Stream the video below for a thorough breakdown of the workout.
Form Is Key To Speed
Notice in this drill we have two fundamental elements of the exercise. First, we have the assisted broad jump. Second, we have the resisted sprint. Each of these exercises is optimized with the Reactive Stretch Cord. Assisting broad jumps will lengthen your ability to gain distance. Pay close attention in the video as we discuss the proper form with assistance. Do not create bad habits and select distances that are not optimize for your abilities.
The resistance sprint portion of the exercise is completed at the end of the drill. You will spin around in a circle and accelerate through resistance. It is important that you do not add too much resistance. The Reactive Stretch Cord is meant to stretch 20 to 22 feet. This means the anchor must move with the athlete, and as you increase resistance on the athlete, the anchor must follow the athlete so that the cord is not over stretched. Remember, more is not always better. More resistance can cause slower stride frequency. We must maintain proper form when we exercise for speed.
Training Habits And Exercises
Training consistently and creating proper habits will help take your abilities to the next level. Speed training should be completed 3 to 4 times a week. Speed training is not something that should be done seven days a week. It requires rest and recovery. Each training session should last no more than 45 minutes to 1 hour. Anything over this time frame will create bad habits. Speed training must be completed as explosively as possible. Moving over this threshold, for most athletes, only causes bad habits. Creating the proper workout regimen requires knowing when to take a break.
Weight Training Habits
Weight training is often thought of as a separate entity. Top level athletes complete strength training exercises 4 to 5 days a week. This can be done in addition to your speed training. It is recommended that you complete speed exercises before weight training. Weight training can be done as a separate session during the day or following your speed workouts. For more instruction on creating proper training habits feel free to send us an email or contact us today.