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December 2005

December 2005


True Football Speed

by: Danny Arnold
© December 2005

We can all agree, speed is one of the most important factors in football. And in recent years we have seen a huge increase in the availability to many effective and productive speed and plyometric training workouts. Unfortunately, most of these workouts are made to increase linear speed and not true football speed (TFS), a multi-directional, non-consistent type of speed that is determined by reaction to someone or something.

In this article, I will illustrate plyometrics specifically designed for football players that combined with your current speed development program, will help your players attain TFS.

Before we begin, letís understand the basic theory behind plyometrics. Plyometric training is the stretch-shortening cycle when an explosive movement is done. As the muscle stretches and contracts eccentrically (leng....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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