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August 2008

August 2008


Conditioning: Train Fast to Be Fast

by: Brian Bowden
Football Strength & Conditioning Coach & Asst. Coach, Ridley High School, Folsom, PA
© August 2008

In football, it is often said that speed is the great equalizer. It can negate the size and strength of opposing linemen and make the opposing team look like it is running in mud. Itís no wonder that many coaches devote much time and effort to developing this skill during in and out-of-season workouts. Ultimately, the question becomes, how can efficient speed development be achieved? After all, no one would want to put forth so much time and effort if what was being done was ineffective. The answer to effective speed development and training consists of three key parts, each extremely critical to success: appropriate technique development, effective weight training, and sprint training repetition.

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