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06-08-2006, 02:38 PM
I am training for football and want to become faster. Does anyone know any exercises or drills that will help my 40 time?

Thanks for the help

06-08-2006, 06:46 PM

06-08-2006, 06:59 PM
Sprint more, seriously.

Pylo, oly. lifts, etc can all help, but getting your form down on the running and practicing running a lot will help the most.

06-09-2006, 12:41 PM
i agree with everthing said..and in addition to plyo and plain sprinting. try running down hill seriously it helped me out

07-04-2006, 02:19 PM
The majority of a 40 is not about top speed, its about how fast you get off the line. Try these:

Staggered Broad Jumps - assume your starting stance, jump forward, exploiding through the ground with both legs, land naturally, reset feet and continue. do 4 or 5 sets with each leg in front, of 12 - 15 reps. Take 90 sec rest between sets. It doesnt matter how far you jump, its all about the explosion.

Ankle Hops - stand with feet together, hop using only your ankles to jump, dont bend knees and spend as little amount of time on the ground as possible.
3 sets of 20 secs.

Dumbell jump - with no more than 20 lbs on each hand, lower into parallel squat, explode straight up as high as possible, land with soft knees. 3 sets of 5, full recovery, after each set, put down the db and do 3 more reps.

07-04-2006, 07:45 PM
Drew posted this article in another thread and it is very long but well worth the read if you are looking to get faster

07-24-2006, 12:05 PM
Lunges with a bar, RDL's and Deep Squats....delevop more exlposive fast twitch muscle fibers with plyos, running hills stadiums, different kinds of jumps and work on technique