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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2003 1:43 am    Post subject: Increasing Speed Reply with quote

hello, im currently working on my sprinting. i think i have the basic technique right but im lacking pure speed. will making my legs stronger make them faster aswell? has anyone got any exercises that could improve my leg speed?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2003 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2003 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strength helps speed, but it needs to be running specific strength or you just bulk up and slow down. Things like knee lifts with resistance, lunges, toe raises, and leg press all address part of the sprinting motion and are very beneficial.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks. i was wondering, whats the difference between a natrualy fast person and a naturaly slow person, is it in the genes or part of the brain or the actual muscles or what?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably mostly genetic, i.e. the composition of fast and slow twitch fibers.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2003 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to get faster, my best suggestion would be to get a book/video by Loren Seagraves. His speed development system is incredible. When I learned it two years ago over a two month period, I was faster than I had ever been in my life at age 29 and I wasn't in anywhere near my best shape.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiwitrack, you posted at the right place. If I recall, Dan is a big Loren Seagraves fan.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You bet! Thumbs Up

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