Fast Feet Friday – Speed Training Tips – Negative Foot Speed

November 24th, 2017

How fast can you get your foot back on the ground???

Today we are talking about the downward (negative) speed of your foot at the ground during your sprint stride.  Often when we think about running speed we only focus on how fast we flex our hips (pump our knees), but that neglects a huuugeee component of our speed!

Check out the video below to see just a few of the drills we use to develop this important phase of the stride cycle.

Here are some major coaching points:

  1. Toes up!
  2. ATTACK the ground with your foot!
  3. Maintain an upright position.
  4. Foot contact underneath hips.

Repetition is key when it comes to speed! Look to enhance your ability to perform each drill before moving on to the next!

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We hope this helps you dominate your competition!

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