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December 2007

December 2007


The Speed Report: Resisted and Assisted Sprint Training

Good or Bad for Football Speed?
by: Dale Baskett
Football Speed Specialist
by: Mike Johnson
Sports Science Consultant
© December 2007

Since speed and movement control are two of the most sought-after athletic qualities, coaches and trainers are always looking for ways to help athletes improve in these areas. In this article, we will look at the topic of sprint assisted and resisted training and try to sort out the good from the not-so-good as it pertains to football.

I travel the country and spend time with coaches presenting my Team Speed Workshops for their programs. These coaches constantly ask me what I think about resisted and assisted sprint training. Well for football, I think it is controversial because coaches place too much value on it and in most cases they use it incorrectly. Far too often they overload the athlete beyond effectiveness and pay little attention to the mechanical skill functions. In this manner more harm than gain is accomplished; t....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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