Training to sprint / accelerate faster

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    2000GT Active Member

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    The core of my workouts are squatting, olympic lifting and benching. Just recently started deadlifting again as well.

    I do sprints once a week at football practice, but feel like something is missing. Is there any weight work you could recommend?
     
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    plyometrics to harness your explosive power better??
     
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    Do dips and pullups. Full bodyweight exercises will help a lot.
     
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    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    I think you probably just need a higher volume of speed work. According to CFTS you'd have 2-3 high CNS stress days per week.
     
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    My trainer always had be doing a lot of lunges when I was training for football (wide receiver & defensive back)... Seemed to help with speed...
     
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    Did a little searching and wasnt able to find too much detail on CNS stress work... Could you link me an article?
    I don't ever do speed days or anything, usually just a heavy, medium, or light weight days.
     
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    www.charliefrancis.com

    Sign up to the forum. Sooo much speed training info.
     
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    Thank you... looks like I missed a seminar in December here in Vancouver, but I think I know someone who would have gone and would be able to get me some info.
     
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    If you use a sled the weight must be very light. You don't want anything that slows you down more than 10%. Hills are better.
     
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    Dr. Zoidberg the lovable tramp

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    rubber band work helped me a lot with speed..as did resistance sprints, "speed drills" as my hs track coach called them, and most of all, work on flexibility
     
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    plyometrics is possible the best thing you can do for sprinting
     
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