Resisted Speed Training

by / Tuesday, 31 January 2017 / Published in blog

I have heard many ask the question “Does speed training equipment really work?”

Athletes and coaches have searched for ways to break through the so called “speed barrier” and therefore a number of training methods and speed training equipment have been developed and introduced into an athletes training routine.  Either the equipment assists the athletes making sprinting easier or made sprinting more difficult.  The whole idea around implementing these tools was that the athletes would learn to move their legs quicker or produce more power per stride to bring their sprinting times down.

But still the question “do they work?”

There is no doubt that adding resistance to an athletes sprint training will potentially improve speed however when an athlete improves performance, it’s due to more than just one part of training.  An athlete cannot improve speed training if they leave out Strength Training. In all sport some basic level of strength training is required. Olympic lifts,  core exercises like dead lifts and squats are great exercises to include into any athletes training routine.  The core strength which is your back and abdominal muscles is very important as these muscles are your stabilizers for the legs to produce force.

This is where Kinetic Speed Bands come into play.  Sprinting with resistance is a form of strength training and it’s been proven that Strength Trainng improves the force potential of muscles.  The Kinetic Speed Bands are a convenient piece of equipment for any athlete.  They offer the ability to build speed, core strength and explosive agility with each workout.  Kinetic Speed Bands ensure the muscles in the legs work against the resistance offered by the bands, activating the fast-twitch muscle fibres  in the hamstrings, quads, glutes as well as core muscles to help increase speed, explosive power and balance.