Because Sprinters Need Strength Too!
There is no denying that sprinters rely heavily on their speed, technique, and sprinting ability to get the job done. But there are facets of the sport that require training and development if a sprinter is to succeed, or at least, perform well in every outing.
Among these areas for development include power, explosiveness, and core strength. These aspects are essential components to an athlete’s performance, especially for sprinters.
Technical ability aside, the athlete who can produce the most force quickly will be the athlete with the fastest acceleration at the start of the race.
To achieve full development of these areas, sprinters need to undergo an effective strength training program. Strength training exercises help develop muscles to generate power and explosiveness while minimizing the risk of injuries.
A good resistance program will lead to increases in strength and power to give athletes an engine for better performances on the track.
Click here to read the full weight training program for sprinters.