Sprint training doesn’t require much equipment
One of the great things about sprint training is that it doesn’t require much equipment.
Despite less than ideal circumstances, some of my athletes are still finding ways to get better. Dimitri and Andrew had been consistently training hard going into the COVID-19 crisis and aren’t going to let this inconvenience affect their work ethic.
Even without access to a weightroom they can still work on improving their speed and power with low-equipment demand drills like band resisted partner sprints. All this drill takes is your co-quarantined sibling and a @perform_better Superband.
By supporting the working athlete with a band it allows them to stay in the acceleration posture longer so that they can train acceleration mechanics and force production in that specific position.
Cues We Want To Focus On:
✅ High Knee Drive
✅ Ankle Dorsiflexion
✅ Strong Arm Drive (Hands going from Head past Hips)
✅ Forward Projection of the Torso
We programmed this drill for 10 yards at a time and performed 5 sets total. Be sure to provided adequate rest in between sets, ideally alternating back and forth between athletes allowing a few minutes rest. We want to ensure that the athlete can maintain quality sprinting form and is not suffering from excess fatigue during the drill.