The Layers of Speed Training

You’re familiar with the pyramid of training, right? What qualities are at the bottom, the foundation, of that pyramid? What are at the top?

Performance Pyramid

Do you notice what’s at the top?

Speed. That’s the last thing in the hierarchy.

That means your athletes need a ton of pre-requisite gains if they’re going to be able to demonstrate their speed.

I think it’s disheartening to say that. I think it demotivates coaches. It’s overwhelming.

Let me give you some rules instead. Some principles you can use to make fast athletes.

Part 1 – Preparing the Athlete to Succeed at Speed

We’ll start with an overview. What are the layers of speed training? Let’s talk about the roadmap — or at least my roadmap — to an athlete’s success.

This section touches on preparing the body for future training by developing stiffness necessary for explosive, elastic movements. You will run through a progression of exercises geared to set the athlete up for success.

Did you catch the three levels? If you did, I’m curious to see who’s the first person to list them in the comments¬†below.

What about the rules? Did you catch those?


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