Speed is more than just sprinting as fast as you can! Speed, especially within the context of athletics, is a multifaceted skill that needs to be developed and practiced.
We first break down the benefits of a comprehensive strength and conditioning program to speed development and then look at the things we can be doing on the field to help develop our speed training.
From there, we break down and define 5 key elements to speed training: 1) Technique 2) Acceleration & Power 3) Deceleration 4) Max Velocity 5) Change Of Direction. Check out this excellent discussion that comes at the same time as we approach summer workouts and PLT4M’s newly released speed training program.
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Students and athletes will take their first foray into dedicated training based on individual goals, preferences, or other circumstances. Must have proper movement education and understanding of technique, as well as baseline data identifying strength, work, and conditioning capacities.
Students and athletes are introduced to the wide world of “training”. Whether it be through PVCs and Med Balls, or Barbells and Squat Racks, athletes are given a thorough education of all different types of training approaches and modalities. From Strength development, to aerobic capacity, to mobility, and everything in between. Athletes should have completed L1, or have had some semblance of proper movement education and capacity training.
No prerequisites, open to all athletes. Serves as a foundational stepping stone into all further programs. Builds a baseline understanding of proper movement, capacity, and overall fitness through bodyweight training and conditioning.
The most in-depth programs, reliant on dedicated students and athletes that are self-motivated or coaches that are progressive & proactive. Athletes should already have a good deal of experience in all aspects of training and fitness (complete all levels below) and have great awareness of their own abilities and weaknesses.