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Sample 5K Training Plan for Runners

May 1, 2017

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This excerpt from the book Developing Endurance, published by Human Kinetics, presents a sample 5K training plan for runners.

Coaches Program design 5k training plan couch to 5k 5k training program how to run a 5k Suzie Snyder sprint training 5k for beginners

Acceleration vs. Maximum Speed

June 1, 2017

Article

Acceleration and maximum speed are terms used in speed development programs, and when developing a program, it is vital to differentiate between the two. This allows coaches to target their training to the capacity most important in their own sport.

Coaches Exercise Science kinetic select Acceleration speed strength and conditioning sport performance

Sprinting in Field and Court Sports

May 1, 2017

Article

Athletes in field and court sports require reactive agility—they must accelerate, decelerate, and change direction in a constantly changing environment. These requirements result in technical differences between sprinting in a field or court sport and sprinting the 100-m.

Coaches Exercise Technique speed development sprinting sprinting for soccer sprinting intervals sprinting for basketball

Fartlek Training with Personal Training Clients

April 3, 2020

Article

This article explains Fartlek training as well as how it can be programmed and individualized for different clients.

Personal trainers Program design Fartlek Training Intensity Anaerobic Aerobic Intervals ATP-PC

Windows of Opportunity

April 8, 2019

Article

This book excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness describes the windows of opportunity in youth athletes to time progressions in speed and agility training with their biological and chronological development.

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Change of Direction Speed Drill Adaptation

May 6, 2019

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This book excerpt is from Developing Agility and Quickness, Second Edition and goes over change of direction drills to help with speed and power development as well as an athletes cognitive and decision making skills.

Coaches Program design Change of Direction Speed Agility

How to Utilize Contrast Training for Strength, Power, and Performance

January 1, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction to contrast training, including how it is defined, what variables are utilized, and examples of how to use it in training.

Personal trainers Program design Contrast Training Postactivation Potentiation Power Complex Training

Light Sled Pulls

June 1, 2017

Article

Learn how to perform a light sled pull, which can help increase speed strength, power, and stride length.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design light sled pulls sled pulls strength and conditioning power stride length

Four Step

June 4, 2021

Article

This excerpt from Developing Speed aims to develop athletes’ ability to accelerate quickly through stride modification.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Acceleration First Step Technical Development Arm Action

Windows of Optimal Trainability

April 1, 2016

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The “five Ss” of trainability and performance are critical periods of development that all youth strength and conditioning coaches should consider when creating a training program. Coaches should take advantage of each window to maximize a youth athlete’s potential and help ensure a long athletic career.

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