Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    KingJames23's Avatar
    KingJames23 is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    May 2003

    leg training and speed increasement

    Does training hard on the legs help your speed?? Im an athlete and better speed would help me out. I currently run a 4.57 in the 40 and would like to cut it down 2 tenths. I never train legs but would if it would help my speed. THANKS!!

  2. #2
    nostawk's Avatar
    nostawk is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    yes, doing plyometrics, also any lifts that rely mainly on the hamstrings glutes and calves will help especially if you do them explosively.

    Having stronger legs should improve your acceleration.

    Also i hear of a lot of sprinters that lift at high reps. I don't really see a point to that and it has never helped me.

    Just to let you know in the last year i've run maybe 15 40s and i never run at all unless i'm just messing around racing people and i still average times in the 4.4s. All i so is heavy squats, hams and calves, plus plyometrics occasionally.

  3. #3
    Ammar's Avatar
    Ammar is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Nostawk, what are some the plyometric exercises you do if you dont mind me asking??

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts