How You Can Run Fast

By: Kyle Oxenham

You want to know how to run fast. Well I am going to tell you exactly how to run fast and how you can go even faster with proper training. Running is a great way to exercise and stay fit, but if you want to good at sports you need to be a fast runner. The stronger and more powerful you are the faster you will run. Now I will go through some helpful tips and ideas to get you moving even faster than you are today.

Running Technique:
You must have flawless technique and body awareness to run fast or faster. When you run fast or sprint you will use different technique then walking or jogging. When you run fast you want to stay on the balls of you feet and stay on the ground as little as possible. Concentrate on driving the knee up while you spring forward on your opposite leg, then lower the knee and do the same with the other leg. Do not worry about pushing because there is no time; just bring your knees up and down as fast as you can. Use your upper body power to propel you forward by pumping your arms back at a 90 degree angle.
You will feel it in you glutes and hamstrings when you are at top speed, not your quads as much. Practice your technique in your mind and in the gym or track.

How to run even faster with Training:

You need to hit the weights at the gym if you want increase power and strength for running speed. Have you ever seen 100 meter sprinters, these guys are in the gym lifting. Now you must understand how to lift weights to become faster. Always contract your muscles or lift the weight as fast as you can, lower the weight in control. Do heavy weight lifting that you can only lift 5 to 7 times. This is your strength range; you will rely a lot on your Central Nervous System. So you must recover and rest between workouts to see the benefits.

Exercises to Increase Speed:

Everyone can increase force or strength applied to the ground when they run. The more force you push into the ground the faster you will run as long as your limbs still move the same speed. So do exercise that combine speed and strength, and look at your body with your mind not your eyes. The strength of your central nervous system plays a major role in how fast you will be able to run, not how big your muscles are.

Here are some great exercises that can increase your speed dramatically: Squats, Dead lifts, Lunges, Bench Press, 10 Meter Sprints, Skipping Rope, Push ups, Pull ups, Jump Squats. These are compound movements so you will not develop muscle imbalances. Train at least 2 to 4 times a week for 45 to 60 minutes per workout. Work hard and smart.

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