Athletes must not only train in order to increase their top end speed, but to be able to maintain that speed for the duration of their competition.
This post is provided courtesy of ONEighty Athletics
By Michael Cano,
I wanted to give you an example of how we conditioning our Team’s this summer with 53’s. SPEED ENDURANCE.
The goal to maintain true speed over a period of time, 1st quarter to 4th quarter. This workout prevents you from slowing down late in the game or having the ability to sprint several times with little rest in between. The goal is to build-up a maintenance of speed for a period of time.
This teams first conditioning day consisted of 2 sets of 5 reps. 10 total reps
-30 seconds rest between reps
-1:30 rest between sets
-Focused on details: Right foot behind the line, left hand by the face
Skill Position players – less than .07
Big – less than .08
Lineman . – less than 10
I hope you take this drill and add it to your summer training!
Below is a video of the team doing this drill. Upon completion of the 53’s Coach Cano takes the athletes through some static stretching.
The YouTube video has audio, so please make sure that your volume is turned up and that you have access to the site. Note that some schools block access to YouTube.
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