Sprint Workouts For Beginners
Are you a young athlete or want some different variations in your sprint routines? The video below is a great example of exercises that you can do to mix up your sprint routines. Sprint workouts should be done 3 to 4 times a week for the best results.
Why Practice Sprinting
For a lot of young athletes sprinting is something that is never thought to be a skill. From a young age youngsters have run around and enjoyed time playing with friends. As the requirements change in sports, your skill sets must change as well. Practicing sprinting will help create better habits with arm action, knee drive, and power off the ground. These days sports have become very competitive and if you do not have adequate speed, you will be left in the dust or on the bench. Practicing sprinting 3 to 4 times a week is an effective way to help improve your ability to sprint faster.
Sprint Variations For Beginners
Running combinations of 20 yard, 40 yard, and 60 yard dashes are a great way for athletes to improve stride frequency and stride length. The shorter distances will help you practice stride frequency and drive from a stop position. The 60 yard dash and above however, will help improve stamina and running form as you reach top end speed. As you can see in the video Kbands are worn during the sprint routine. Kbands are an efficient training tool that can be completed with any exercise that you currently are doing. With enhance muscle activation you will see better results from drills you are already completing.
What’s Different About This Drill
Notice in the sprint sequence we have taken things a step farther. You will start in a face down position to better mimic sport like conditions. If you fall, must change direction, or quickly accelerate from an odd position, this type of drill can help you enhance your skills. From the split squat position the coach will give you a cadence. Next, you will accelerate into the chosen sprint distance. Be sure to drive your knees through the resistance of Kbands. Next you’ll be down in a push-up position. The cadence will trigger the push-up, the knee up, and then a switch before the sprint. Get creative and add different sprint sequences to your workout. All resisted sprints should be 8 to 12 repetitions followed by 4 unresisted sprints. For any questions about this specific drill please feel free to contact us right away.
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