The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Improve Running Speed?

    This is more of a fitness related question can anyone tell me any exercises that help improve pace or running speed i wanna improve my 100 metres time.

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    Senior Member estropes's Avatar
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    I don't know how true it is, but I've always heard the following.

    Work abs hard - helps in raising legs quicker.
    Work Shins and calfs - helps pushing off the ground and recouping from the impact of the ground.
    And work spriting UP and DOWN hill! - up hill is obvious, down hill helps you work stablizer muscles...and if you've ever tried sprinting down a hill...it's f**king hard. Try not to fall!!!

    But I was never on the track team, so I don't know how true it is.

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    Originally posted by estropes
    And work spriting UP and DOWN hill! - up hill is obvious, down hill helps you work stablizer muscles...and if you've ever tried sprinting down a hill...it's f**king hard. Try not to fall!!!
    Definitely. The uphill builds and develops the muscles, and the downhill gets them used to running faster than normal.
    Also try using resistance, like weighted sleds, parachutes, etc. You can also use a bungee cord to get the same effect of running faster that you get running down hills.
    Vincere aut mori

    "The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves."

    "From the inside looking out, you can't explain it; from the outside looking in, you can't understand it."

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    Make sure you don't jog. Jogging will actually over time slow you down. Sprint all the time. The best and fastest way to become faster is to simply run a LOT and get your leg and stride form down properly.

    I went to speedcamp for a few days. We didn't lift, we... RAN-- all day.
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    ive been using the plyometric strength shoes all summer and have notice a big difference in my overall speed,stanima,and vertical. the program is really tuff and hard 2 follow but i approve of the product. and since no1 mention this yet: increase ur overall power w/ power lifts that will help ur short distance speed.
    to sculpt you must first have concrete
    You are only as stong as your weakest joint

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    The best way to improve your speed is to run with people who are faster than you. Sprint longer distances as well ie sprint 1x400m, 2x200, 2x100m, 1x300m take short breaks in between. And set times for yourself, for instance try to do a 400m in under 55secs and so forth. Do some work coming off the blocks too.

    Pylos and oly lifts will help as well but not nearly as much as running.

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    JHolmes145, do you use the JumpSoles? I've had them for over a year and they work a wonders. Sometimes I get a better workout from them than calf raises with weights sometimes. They really improved my speed just from one month of working with them.

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    Practicing sprints is most important. One of my favorite additions is jump roping.

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    Yeah i will try all of these suggestions and thanks 4 the replies

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    to ironfists question heres the site of the product i use


    http://www.strength-systems.com
    to sculpt you must first have concrete
    You are only as stong as your weakest joint

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    QuikBuild--

    Like someone already said, sprint longer distances-- like 400s. When I ran track in HS my 100 meter improved the most after spending a lot of time getting a decent 400m.

    Also work your hamstrings and glutes.

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    Doing Squats made me take off like a beast from the line. I can switch directions and sprint off a lot faster than I used to. I know this doesn't pertain to sprinting (except the start off), but it sure help my soccer game.
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
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    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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