Anyone good at Sprinting or regular pro?

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  1. Minh Lam

    Minh Lam Active Member

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    Anyone got good tips on building more speed for sprinting?
    Im pretty fast naturally but I want to have full potential.

    Any good drills or training regimes?
    I have heard of oversprinting. That seems to work.
     
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    Read CFTS and Speed Trap by Charlie Francis
     
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    i'm a decent sprinter... i have no idea how to get faster, though, other than to do regular speedwork to better explosiveness :dunno:
     
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    Thanks Ceaze. I will look it up. Is the book really worth purchasing online?
     
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    I would think that plyometrics would help.
     
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    box jumps and heavy jumprope work helped me a ton...

    for box jumps, the best was jumping up onto a high (mid-thigh height) box (start lower if you have to) and jumping off of a box and on to another one (down -> up) that's higher than the first
     
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    Someone mentioned sprinting while having a rope dragging something that is of weight.
     
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    check your PM's
     
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    wow ceaze thanks heaps! for the advice. Your an absolute champ ;)
     
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    can i get a PM too? :x:
     
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    or a parachute

    when i was sprinting, we would have someone hold either end of a resistance band that we had around our waist... then we'd take off sprinting (from the blocks) and the person would try to keep us from moving forward
     
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    Parachutes off the blocks for 100m, take off the parachutes at roughly 50m.

    Blocks, 40m starts

    if you are working for anything with a distance over 200m, I say endurance is more important than speed especially on the 400/800
     
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    I did a lot of overspeed and plyometric work while sprinting. That along with incorporating some explosive movements into my strength training. Box Squats, Hang Cleans, etc.
     
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    most overspeed work is pretty dangerous and often avoided. just fyi. and as for sleds and pulling, the weight should be kept very very low.

    i threw up a bunch of sprint related material on chris3g's FTP, go check tehre for CFTS, some forum review stuff from his website, and some other articles.
     
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    Squats are proven to help sprint speed imensely.
     
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    rack pulls.
     
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    can you post the links from the pm
     
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    I notice alot of times sprinting speed comes down to genetics too. Some people are so much faster naturally than others.
     
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    i always read that sleds, parachutes etc were always good for beginners or people that aren't actually doing sprint competitions. its supposed to mess up your form like shooting basketball with a heavy ball etc

    but theres nothing wrong with swinging the heavy bat early :h5:
     
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    Fast twitch muscle fibers. Some people are proven to have more than others.
     
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    There's more to it than just that. Limb length, bodyfat, hormones, etc.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    True, form comes into play as well. I have learned that you should never judge someone depending on their appearance in swimming/track. Ive been beaten by a fatass at the 100m fly, it was embarassing. It would have been interesting if I did swimming this year though...
     
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    My mate is a wests tigers player.. i could ask what they do for speed work? :o
     
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    Thanks C4 though I am good friends with Kevin Mcguiness.
    Him and I played OZtag during the summer. His gone back to England now.
     
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