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Sprinter Acceleration Drills

Learn sprinter acceleration drills from sprinting coach Shane Paul Neil in this Howcast video.


Hi my name is Shane Paul-Neil from Citycoach Multisport, and I'll be talking about sprinter acceleration drills. There are a number of ways for a sprinter to work on their acceleration, whether it be start drills, foot coordination drills, or sprint drills. When it comes to starting drills you can to do things such as standing starts, falling starts, and walking starts, each of which will help you build foot speed and help coordinate the first few steps of your start overall. Foot coordination drills such as two-footed hops, criss-crosses, and alternating legs will help train you to get your feet off of the ground as quickly as possible, very key for a sprinter. Finally, actual sprint workouts such as splitting short drills. For example, if you're running a 40-meter dash for your training, and easier 20 meters and then work on a really accelerating last 20. And those are some sprinter acceleration drills.

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