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#15 - How to Run Faster. The Most Important Factor (Drills Included)

June 24, 2016
What is the ONE THING to be focusing on when coaching sprinting/acceleration mechanics? While track athletes place a heavy emphasis on the skill of running and focus plenty of their training time on the technical components of good sprinting and running mechanics it is athletes on either end of the spectrum (team sport athletes and recreational runners) who are often desperately in need of putting more attention and focus on the biomechanics and technical details of running more efficiently. Not only does better running technique increase acceleration power and top speed, it also reduces injury risk by reducing braking forces and joint stress.

Read more about the people we mention:Mike YoungNick WinkelmanTom MaherAll these videos come from our running playlists:Sprinting and acceleration Longer distance running Two must-watch videos for anyone who runs distances greater than 50m at a timeHow to run beautifully The Problem with a heel strike The fundamentals of sprinting and acceleration scienceWhat separates good from great sprinters More Science about good vs bad sprinters The Sprint Unification TheoryDrills for acceleration3 Simple drills 2 Acceleration Cues Arm Drive Knee Drive

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