If you’re someone who’s looking to improve their speed it doesn’t get much better than hill sprints!
By running hills you can see experience these benefits: Improvements to your acceleration mechanics, lower body strength, work capacity, hip flexor strength, and force application!
Choosing a Hill:
Make sure you don’t choose a hill that’s too steep. Choose a hill that has more of a gradual incline and forces you run with a forward lean.
Rest Period Guidelines for Hill Sprints:
Monitoring rest when training for speed is extremely important as you don’t want to fall into a lactic zone which is the result of insufficient rest periods (you cannot get faster in a lactic environment). Make sure you take at least 60 sec rest for every 10 yards you sprint
Lower Body Speed & Power Workout:
Here’s a complete lower body speed and power workout I used with my professional baseball players this past week. Give this workout a try and let me know what you guys think!
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