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There are a lot of different ideas about how to get faster and more agile. There are tons of different websites it will tell you tons of different things from tons of different apparent gurus. This doesn’t change the fact that there are certain philosophical principles that cannot change in order for you to get faster which we wrote about extensively in particles 12 and three (which we recommend reading before doing anything else.)
Explosive Athletes Need 1st step explosive speed. Here’s our top 5 drills to increase 1st step speed:
- Tall and Fall
The Tall and Fall drill is a simple drill for increasing your first step explosiveness. When coming out of your first step, you want all of your momentum to go forward and not up, as demonstrated in the picture above. If you come up instead of out (forward), you’ll lose tenths of a second, and in the game of inches and tenths of seconds, you lose. The up tall and fall drill is where you stand on a starting line and just lean forward until you fall. Obviously don’t fall forward, but just make sure you catch yourself. You’ll gain a lot of s
2. Resisted Tall and Fall
You can do the same drill as the Tall and Fall above, but with resistance. You can resist with a band, with the Bullet Belt , or manual resistance (facing the partner)
3. Get ups and Chase Drill
This is one of my favorites to increase first step explosiveness. You are lying face down and all you do is get up on a coaches demand or a whistle, and try to chase down the other player/ participant. The opposing player may be facing you since is a head of you trying to get to the finish line. If player B tags player A, then you win. If player B evades player A, player B wins and gets a point. It makes it fun and takes the monotony out of first step speed training. Read more about 5 Drills to Increase 1st Step Speed
How does nutrition effect your speed? Well think of it this way: if you’re trying to build a high performance engine, and make that engine go faster, you had better put in the highest quality, highest octane fuel for the highest performance. After all, formula 1 and NASCAR cars don’t use low grade, ‘87’ fuel. They use the highest performance fuel available. And athletes nutrition should be the same.
If you want to be as fast as possible, optimizing your nutrition will be crucial in your development.
Nutrition For Speed Training 101
What should an athlete eat if they’re looking to get faster? There are a few aspects of a nutrition plan if you want to be hitting on all cylinders. You have to take into consideration:
- Your overall approach to nutrition (that’s what this article is about)
- What you eat before speed training sessions
- What you eat during speed training sessions
- What you eat immediately after speed training sessions
- What you eat before strength sessions
- What you eat during strength sessions
- What you eat immediately after strength sessions
Optimizing all aspects of nutrition should be a high priority because even if you have a high performance engine (your body built and trained for speed) you wont go as fast as possible if you’re not putting the right food in.
Step 1: Your overall approach to nutrition
How are you supposed to navigate was is good for you and actually increase your speed? I’m writing this article to help you discover one of the most amazing products I’ve ever used, and that’s not even me trying to sell you anything ( no affiliate disclosure because I just believe in the product SO MUCH!)
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What Kind of results I’ve seen (+ my client’s results)
I personally added 4 inches to my vertical, and it’s not like I hadn’t been working out. I was already at a 31 inch vertical, and it increased to 35 inches in about 2 months.
I’ve worked with athlete kids ranging from age 8 to 20, and I started using it to train my athlete clients in Ohio, San Diego, Lafayette, and in Central California. One kid Joey, whose dad does tree removal in Fresno, which by the way is probably a large reason why he’s so darn strong and fast anyway from climbing up and down all those damn trees his whole life, and hauling them around like a beast) added 6 inches to his vertical in 6 weeks. Another kid Stan, down in LA, added 4 inches in 4 weeks.
Starting to see the trends here?
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So here it is: the final reason you’re not getting faster, even though you may be working with a “speed coach” or doing “speed training.”
The final reason you’re not getting faster: No Technique Training
Again, there are so many misconceptions about speed and getting faster. One of the biggest ones is not training for technique, and this is simply because most coaches don’t know how to teach it and athletes don’t know how to train for it. It can be pretty tricky and complicated, and even watching videos and reading books isn’t going to get you the best form. The best way is to work with a coach who knows what they’re talking about, and have them analyze your running form and technique.
We’ve worked with tons of people in training their kids for speed preparation, including the owners of many businesses. The hard working people are the ones that will see the most results, but the emphasis must be on technique. Read more about The top 3 reasons you’re not getting faster (part 3 of 3)
As noted in our previous article, you do have certain genetic limitations, but science has shown that it’s not as much as people would have you think.
If you haven’t read the first part on our installment of the top three reasons you’re not getting faster, please read that article before moving on to this one.
The second reason you’re not getting faster: Wrong Philosophy
There are plenty of coaches, both in middle school, high school, college and pro that think running athletes into the ground will get them faster. They think that lifting heavy weights like a body builder will get them faster. Or they believe that there’s nothing they can do to get their athletes faster.
All three philosophies are WRONG! Read more about Top Three Reasons you’re not getting faster (part 2 of 3)
Some coaches and athletes believe that speed is a gift, and that it can’t be developed. That used to be conventional wisdom, but now we know that’s simply not true. Genetics are a gift and there are certain athletes that can naturally run faster than others, and yes there are genetic limitations, but every single Read more about The Top 3 Reasons you aren’t getting faster (part 1 of 3)[…]