Monday, April 13, 2009

Sled Training for Speed Enhancement with Athletes

One of the tools I like to use for speed and posterior chain development is sled training. I use the weighted sled alot with my athletes.

There are so many different ways you can use the sled. You can use it to developspeed and acceleration. When weighted, the athlete can get a great accelerationangle and learn to stride at this angle. This is very important in 40 yard dashenhancement.

With a proper forward body lean you are able to achieve a power triple extensionof the ankle, knee and hip joint allowing you to explode with each stride andaccelerate explosively. The sled makes this possible.

There are so many other drills you can do to develop not only speed andacceleration but strength and explosive power in the hips, hamstrings and glutes.

We do sled pushes and sled pulls both forward and backward.

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