SPrint mechanics

HOW TO RUN FASTER

HOW TO SPRINT: INCREASE YOUR TOP SPEED WITH PROPER SPRINT MECHANICS

Sprinting is one of the most complex human movements, but successful and effective sprinting can be learned.

Break down the complex movement of sprinting to increase speed and acceleration by improving sprint form.

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STEP-BY-STEP SPRINT MECHANICS TRAINING PROGRAM

9 Steps for SPRINTING Faster

Learn the proper sprint mechanics to run faster. Improve speed, sprint posture and power with this video series. Speed can be learned with the correct sprint mechanics technique. Learn the 9 steps below to sprint faster and click each step to access the full video. 

IMPORTANT: STRIDE TO TURNOVER RATIO

Stride is determined by recovery leg action (Step 7) into Knee/Hip Flexion (Step 3). Turnover is the velocity through that leg cycle.

STEP 1 & 2: POSTURE

Learn the proper head positioning and correct pelvic rotation (hip position).

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STEP 5 & 6: FOOT POSITION

Learn where the foot lands compared to your center of gravity (COG),  proper ankle dorsiflexion and how to anticipate the ground.

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STEP 9: ARM ACTION

Learn how to use your arms correctly and efficiently.

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STEP 3: HIP FLEXION

Learn how to drive your knee up and forward from your recovery leg into proper Hip Flexion.

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STEP 7: RECOVERY LEG

Recovery Leg is the action of the leg as it drives up and in front of the body. This is a drive action and not a swing action of the leg into hip and knee flexion.

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STEP 4: KNEE EXTENSION & FLIGHT PHASE

Learn the proper Knee Extension and Flight Phase.

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STEP 8: RELAX

Practice being efficient and relaxed while sprinting. Utilize only the muscles needed for each action. Running tight wastes energy and makes each movement of sprinting inefficient.

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