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August/September 2011

August/September 2011


Speed Report Ė Doing Whatís Best for In-Season Speed Training

by: Dale Baskett
Football Speed Specialist
© August/September 2011

Playing football is not kind to football speed during the season. While off-season work must focus on mechanical execution and coming into camp running fast, as was covered in our article last month, speed maintenance is the focus for in-season speed training.


Football is a game that is played the best when each athlete can move aggressively fast. That benchmark should have been established in the summer speed sessions. Once the season begins, the objective is to maintain the speed gains that were accomplished during the pre-season.

Playing football results in contact. Speed relies on efficient muscular contractions. As Iíve pointed out in the past, you donít take a world-class sprinter to a tackling session to peak his speed. Soft tissue being hammered isnít the optimal condition for maximizing high twitch fibers t....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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