Running speed is always a hot topic and there’s no question why it is. Speed kills on the field, court, track, etc. When you can outrun your opponent then we are talking the difference between a game winning catch or shot. With this being said, I want to give you an exercise that will help you increase your linear speed.
This drill will teach you how to increase the force production through the ground. When you can generate more force then we have more power to propel ourselves forward in stride.
This exercise can be done for ANY sport and it can be done almost anywhere! All you need is about a 4-10 inch step.
Another side note that I bring up in the video is to also work on efficient arm movement during this exercise. Arms should be at about 90 degrees. Hands should not be in a clinched fist, spread fingers out.
I would do this about 3-5 days a week, 2 sets of 15 steps each side. You should be able to notice a difference pretty quickly if you are doing this exercise properly.
Thank you for reading this article, please let me know if you have any questions!
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