How to Run Faster than Ever!

RUN FASTER RESOURCES

  Videos and Articles to Help You Maximize Your Running Speed Potential

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Speed Training Secrets #1, Video:

In this video we will lay the foundation on how to run faster and also talk about the push phase, or drive, phase of running.  We will discuss which muscle groups are involved in performing this motion and we will also tell you why it is the most popular phase to train for.

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Accompanying Article to Speed Training Secrets #1:

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Speed Training Secrets #2, Video:

The swing phase of running; running stride.  The hip flexor muscles dominate this phase;  so train them properly.  This is an overlooked muscle group since there is no gym equipment designed to target them. A fantastic exercise using the resistance band around your ankles will show you how to leverage these muscles like never before…also within the video.

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Speed Training Secrets #3, Video:

The shortest phase of running, the return phase, or, pull phase.  The foot lands on the ground in front of you, the hip is still flexed. Muscles have to pull your upper body forward, over the knee as you run. Hip extensors such as the glutes and hamstrings dominate.

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Speed Training Secrets #4, Video:

How training for running speed with the resistance band using an isometric training strategy.  There are many ways to train muscles and athletes need to involve themselves with different methods to get the most from their workouts.  Resistance bands can be used in a variety of ways.

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Soccer Speed and Kicking Challenge:

Take the soccer running speed and kicking power challenge.  We will show you three unique exercises for your hip muscles, ones that you may never have trained before. For example, what are you doing to train you internal and external hip rotator muscles?  See what we mean?  Watch the video on this side and try the exercises…you just might be amazed at how much more training you need to do!

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Hip Muscles Needed for Running Speed!  But, which ones?

Did you know there are 6 different groups of hip muscles? There are: flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, internal hip rotation and external hip rotation.  Did you know that most people really only train their hip joint to function properly in 3 of them at the most?  It’s true.  Find out what you may be missing in your hip joint muscle training and start running faster today!  Continue Reading.

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Isometric training with the resistance band for fast running speed.

Have you ever used the resistance band with an isometric training strategy?  If not, you’re in for a big surprise!  Get ready to train in a whole new way and soon you will be quicker and running faster than you could ever imagine.  See this image below? The resistance bands tied around the ankle is leveraging almost 3 feet of running stride muscles, known as your hip flexors.  But guess what? Most athletes never train this important running muscle.  Now is your chance to get a step on your competition.  Continue Reading.

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Run a faster 40 yard dash like a pro!

Listen to what NFL safety Mark Parson of the Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints has to say about improving your time in the 40 yard dash. Mark has been through every major training program at the university and professional level.  If anyone knows how to run a faster 40 yard dash, Mark is the one. Follow his lead and take your running speed to new levels! Continue reading.

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Get Faster Running Starts with Glute and Hamstrings Muscles…A.K.A. Hip Extensors.

You glutes and hamstrings are the really powerful muscles located in your buttocks and posterior thigh region.  They are responsible for extending the hip, or thigh, backward.  These muscles include your Gluteus Maximus, Biceps Femoris (Long Head), Semitendinosus, and Semimembranosus.  If you want to steal more bases in baseball, beat your opponent off the ball in football, or crash the net in tennis, you need to learn about these muscles for faster running speed.  Continue Reading.

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Slow Feet? Poor Lateral Mobility? Strengthen and Quicken your Hip Abductor Muscles.

Your hip abductor muscles move the entire thigh and leg outward, away from the midline of your body.  These muscles include your Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus and Tensor Fascia Lata.  If you have ever been told that you move slow, or, can’t play good defense in football or basketball, then weak hip abductors could be the problem.  This article explains how these muscles are needed to run faster and increase your lateral mobility.  Continue Reading.

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Dramatically increase your sprinting speed in just 14 days!

Lots of athletes of already taken the speed training challenge from AthleticQuickness.com.  So far, the video has over 1,000,000 views on youtube.  On this site, speedtrainingchallenge.com you can watch the video, download the training schedule and instructions and take the challenge.  What are you waiting for? Chances are, your competition has already started!  Click the image below to get started!

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Subscribe to AthleticQuickness.com’s YouTUBE Channel

Get the latest running tips from AthleticQuickness.com’s youtube channel.  You will never be left behind with running tips for football, basketball, baseball and soccer. Plus, you can enter in the discussion by commenting on your favorite video.  We have over 100 speed and quickness videos, 5,100 subscribers and 1.7+ million views. Subscribe today!

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Find Speed Training Pages on Facebook!

Get the latest posts from athletes who are looking to run faster. Interact with people searching for ways to sprint quicker and play better sports. Like the Facebook page below and connect with people who share your same goals of wanting to run quicker and sprint faster.  Like this page!

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Follow Dr. Larry Van Such @AQSpeed on Twitter!

Never miss an important tweet from AQSpeed and Dr. Larry Van Such.  You will get the latest tips on running faster and be directed to all of the speed training articles and videos as they are produce. Follow Dr. Larry  Van  Such @AQSpeed today!

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Get Faster in Any Sport!

Have you ever dreamed of running fast? So fast that you friends and opponents can’t catch you? Well now is your chance to try the revolutionary speed and quickness running program by AQSpeed.com and Dr. Larry Van Such.  Find out what your competition doesn’t want you to know!  Isometric training with the resistance band tied around your ankles is a mind blowing strategy that professional athletes, including All Pro football players, Superbowl Champions and College All Americans are currently doing and achieving amazing results!  Now it’s your turn. Continue Reading.

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How to run faster and get quicker muscle speed in sports!

Most athletes know how to get stronger but when asked how to get quicker, what you will often find that there is very little difference in their training strategy between the two. So should there be a difference? You bet! Find out today and take your athletic performance to a whole new level!  Continue reading.

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Run Faster Program Now Available For Digital Download

After several years of giving it serious consideration, the wildly popular Run Faster training program by AthleticQuickness.com is now available in digital format for immediate download to customers.

For more than ten years, AthleticQuickness.com had been offering the program in paper/manual format.  We still offer it this way and there are many advantages to doing so.  But the cost of shipping, especially to our international customers, was nearly the cost of the entire program.

Now, through an online website, www.AQSpeed.com, the Run Faster program can be purchased and customers from all over the world, including here in the United States, can get instant access right to their computers with all the exercises on video as well as printable format.

No more waiting for the postman to deliver the mail.  The convenience of this format has been met with great enthusiasm as many of the people buying the program online are now able to start their training shortly after purchasing.

Rest assured, the program is still available in hard copy form and can be purchased through our main website.  www.AthleticQuickness.com

If you would like to try one of the exercises in the program, you can watch the video on youtube here:  How To Run A Faster 40

You can also go directly to the site and download the isntructions for the 14 day speed training challenge.

 

How To Run A Faster 40 Yard Dash Challenge

 

NFL Cornerback for the Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints, Mark Parson, found so much quick and instant success with the Run Faster program, that he has teamed up with AthleticQuickness.com to offer kids of all ages, including his professional buddies, to take the 14 day speed training challenge.

Mark’s personal best in the 40 yard dash coming out of college was 4.56 seconds. That wasn’t fast enough to get him drafted but he did make it into the NFL as an un-drafted free agent.

While in the NFL, Mark found our website, and started the exercise shown in the video above.  While in his hotel room, Mark tied a simple resistance band around the bed and did the exercise for just a few days.

After a week, his coaches noticed something different about him, and Mark did too.  So, they decided to time him again in the 40.  This time, he ran a personal best 4.44 on grass! Not bad for just a few minutes work!

You too can joint a select group of athletes who have taken the 14 day speed training challenge.  Learn how to run a faster 40 and start getting quicker today!

You can get all of the instructions and more free running speed material that will totally transform your athletic performance.  Go to www.HowToRunAFaster40.com today!

Get your copy of the Run Faster program, available online in digital download format for instant delivery!  Now selling through www.AQSpeed.com

 

Tennis Speed Training: Serve Faster, Return Harder and Move Quicker With Isometric Training

The latest version of the Tennis Speed Training program has been released. It has been updated to include 20 exercises that will add power and speed to the Serve, Forehand and the Backhand. Plus it has exercises to develop more speed and quickness getting to the ball and approaching the net.

All of the exercises use the proven training method of using resistance bands with an isometric training strategy. This training technique will strengthen and quicken muscles in ways that other training methods, including weights and plyometrics are just capable of doing. The dynamic elastic properties of the resistance band are ideal for speed training purposes or for increasing the contraction speed of muscles.

Tennis players use diverse groups of muscles in both the upper body as well as the lower body. The Tennis Speed Training program covers all the muscles used in the various strokes and in court movement. In many instances the lower body muscles are used to add power to the serve, backhand and forehand. These lower body muscles are conditioned as well as the muscles of the arms, shoulders and back.

A unique and effective exercise has been developed and included in the training program that conditions the muscles of the core and hips. This exercise will provide the tennis player with additional speed and power in the swing by strenghtening and quickening the rotation of hips as used in the forehand and backhand strokes.

If you would like to try one of the exercises contained in the program for you court speed, visit us at speedtrainingchallenge.com

New version of Run Faster Program released.

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Run Faster Speed Training Program

We released an new version of the Run Faster Speed Training Program. The first thing you will notice is the new cover. Inside we have added 5 additional exercises for a total of 10. Two of these new exercises target the hip flexor muscles and the quadriceps. 1 additonal exercise for the hip extensors and 1 additional exercise for the hip adductors and the hip abductors.

This is a huge improvement over the very popular original Run Faster Program. These new exercises will give your sprinting muscles a real good workout for developing speed beyond what was experienced in the previous Run Faster program, which had proven to be very effective at increasing speed.

This also means we will be coming out shortly with a new Afterburner Video. The original Afterburner exercises are for the most part included in the new version.

Also released is the Run Faster Speed Training CD. The CD is a companion to the new Run Faster Speed Training manual. The CD will have videos showing exactly how to perform each exercise plus some additional resource material.

If you purchased the Run Faster Program in the past you will be able to get the Run Faster CD with all of the new exercises.

Speed Training Lessons – The Running Process

In order to improve your running speed, it would be very helpful to understand the ‘Running Process’ and the muscles involved in each phase of the running process.

With the introduction of Speed Training Lessons – The Running Process, I have broken down the running process into 3 phases.

The Running Process consists of these three major phases:

1. The Push Phase
2. The Swing Phase
3. The Return or Pull Phase

Each phase of the running process uses a distinct set of muscles to propel the body forward. By focusing on each phase individually, you will learn which muscles are involved in sprinting and how to properly train them to gain the maximum speed possible from each set of muscles.

You will also see that muscles work as a group; in other words, a single muscle rarely does its job in isolation. This is important to understand in order to condition them in a similar manner as to how they are used when you are performing an athletic skill in football or other sports (and not as individual isolated muscles).

Since each phase is characterized by the specific muscles involved in that phase, it is more easily determined which muscles play a major role in sprinting and which muscles are not so important. By focusing your speed training on the primary muscles groups involved in sprinting you will more likely see significant increases in your sprint speed.

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Does it help to train muscles at different angles and positions?

The exercises illustrated in the training programs are what we believe are the most effective positions and angles to train the respective muscle groups. Certainly, you may train the muscle groups at other positions and angles that you feel may be beneficial. The best mindset to have when performing these and other exercises is to look for positions where your muscles are the weakest during a particular exercise and work towards increasing your strength in these positions. This will greatly help with your coordination and speed.

The best way to know if you are effectively training a muscle is if the muscle(s) begin to shake after a few seconds when holding it in the final position. This is a sign of muscle weakness and lack of coordination with these muscle groups. It is also a sign that there should be a huge upside to improving your speed and quickness as a result of doing this training exercise.