How do I get faster?

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Registered User
    CancerNV's Avatar


    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    454
    Rep Points
    670693

    How do I get faster?

    I occasionaly play recreational sports with my buddies and I would like to know some excersizes or tips that would make me get faster. Screw endurance for the most part.

    You know the muscle on your legs right next to your crotch? I dont know what its called but I have no idea how to work that sucker out.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. #2
    Esprit de Corps
    ELITE MEMBER
    Witmaster's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    5,072
    Rep Points
    18685917

    Fly to Vegas, find LAM and slap him in the face and call him a Pu$$y. Trust me, you'll soon learn to run very very fast.

    It's amazing what you're capable of when your life depends on it.

    Seriously though, if you have access to a programable treadmill you might consider setting it up to cycle through a jog/sprint exercise. I usually set mine up to Sprint for 2 minutes and jog for 5 (you can set your actual speeds to fit your ability). I'll run this cycle for 35 minutes (5 cycles) and then do a 20 minute cool-down.

    I'm not really a sprinter by nature, I just do this to improve my 2-mile run time for the army and also for the intense calorie burn.

    Good luck.

    Oh..... I almost forgot. Stretching is a must. Groin Stretch, Calve Stretch, Hurdle Stretch, etc. Failure to properly stretch can be catastrophic when pushing yourself in sprints.
    Last edited by Witmaster; 02-15-2005 at 09:21 AM.
    NEVER write a check with your mouth that you can't cash with your ASS!!

    I can run faster mad than you can scared

    "All right brain... I don't like you and you don't like me. So let's just do this and I'll get back to killing you with beer" ~ Homer Simpson

  3. #3
    Registered User
    CancerNV's Avatar


    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    454
    Rep Points
    670693

    Quote Originally Posted by Witmaster
    Fly to Vegas, find LAM and slap him in the face and call him a Pu$$y. Trust me, you'll soon learn to run very very fast.

    It's amazing what you're capable of when your life depends on it.

    Seriously though, if you have access to a programable treadmill you might consider setting it up to cycle through a job/sprint exercise. I usually set mine up to Sprint for 2 minutes and jog for 5 (you can set your actual speeds to fit your ability). I'll run this cycle for 35 minutes (5 cycles) and then do a 20 minute cool-down.

    I'm not really a sprinter by nature, I just do this to improve my 2-mile run time for the army and also for the intense calorie burn.

    Good luck.

    Oh..... I almost forgot. Stretching is a must. Groin Stretch, Calve Stretch, Hurdle Stretch, etc. Failure to properly stretch can be catastrophic when pushing yourself in sprints.
    So there arent any machines that help?

  4. #4
    Elite Kiki
    ELITE MEMBER
    BigDyl's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Securityland
    Posts
    15,728
    Rep Points
    22298690

    Quote Originally Posted by Witmaster
    Fly to Vegas, find LAM and slap him in the face and call him a Pu$$y. Trust me, you'll soon learn to run very very fast.




    I did that, and now i hold the World record in the 100 meter dash. He beat me down with his massive upper muscle though.
    Quote Originally Posted by kbm8795 View Post
    Oh, I think Americans understand that the one thing conservatives hate the most is the idea of spending American tax money on Americans. . .in America.


    Your tax money is safe. . .in Iraq.
    Total ownage.

  5. #5
    Esprit de Corps
    ELITE MEMBER
    Witmaster's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    5,072
    Rep Points
    18685917

    Well sure, Strength training is always good but frankly if you want to improved your run speed, you need to run.

    You can do squats, Dead Lifts, Leg Presses, to increase your overall leg strength and endurance but the bottom line is, you need to put your feet on the ground and haul some ass to improve your speed.

    I do work my legs routinely to increase strength and size but not just for running. My lifestyle involves carrying a heavy load for considerable distances on foot so endurance is a MUST in my life.

    Like I said, I'm no sprinter. I'll defer to the experts. These suggestions are merely what has worked for me in the past. IMO though, machines won't increase your speed as effeciently as executing the actual sprint on a routine basis.
    NEVER write a check with your mouth that you can't cash with your ASS!!

    I can run faster mad than you can scared

    "All right brain... I don't like you and you don't like me. So let's just do this and I'll get back to killing you with beer" ~ Homer Simpson

  6. #6
    Moderator
    MODERATOR
    Dale Mabry's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Elsewhere
    Posts
    15,583
    Rep Points
    249481082

    You need to work on


    1)Sprinting form-I will guarantee you are off by at least a bit on this and this can mean a world of difference time-wise. Form runs and tempo runs are good, but work on form sprints before tempo. The basic jyst of this is to start with good form going very slow and gradually getting correct form at faster speeds.

    2)Explosiveness-Explosive lifts and plyos

    3)Limit Strength-Work on deep squats and such.
    If sense were common, everyone would have it.

    4/2007-Current 75th Ranked most popular image 1 spot behind Prince's bulge...

    Check out my world famous Bob Loblaw's Law Blog at http://www.synergyhw.blogspot.com/...Just kidding, it's a health and wellness blog.

  7. #7
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    471
    Rep Points
    10

    Go to the hardware store and buy some wooden paint mixing sticks. Lay the sticks on the ground like rungs on a ladder. Lay the 1st 3 sticks at 18 inch intervals, then increase the distance by 4 inches with every subsequent pair of sticks (there should be 22 inches between sticks 3-4 and 4-5, 26 inches between sticks 5-6 and 6-7, and so on.) Thirty one sticks will take you out past 38 yards and the final two strides will be more than 6 feet apart.

    Start where the sticks are close together. In a 90-100% sprint, step in between the sticks, keeping your knees high, with your toes landing right before each stick. Throughout the sprint, you'll go from short quick steps, to long driving strides. Do 4-6 sets of sprints with complete recovery in between. If you can increase your stride length by 2 inches, you will increase your stride by 40 inches over a 40 yd dash. That's the difference between a 4.6 and a 4.4 second, 40 yd dash.

    Remember to always pump your elbows when sprinting ... bend your elbows at 90 desgrees and pump them hard. The faster your elbows move, the faster you will run.

  8. #8
    Squishy
    ELITE MEMBER
    Pylon's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Bottom of the hill
    Posts
    7,339
    Rep Points
    21274889

    I've heard of that being a good w/o as well. I would also suggest plyos and lots of running. Suicides are always good, I hear. (You know, foul line to the free throw and back, then to 3 point line and back, etc.) The adductor muscles (inner thigh) can be worked either by a specific machine (the one you watch the hot chicks use) or dumbbell sumo squats also are good. (One heavy DB on the floor, wide stance, squat, grab, lift, lower, repeat.)

    I have no idea how that will help your speed, or if any of these things work really well. I hate running. I don't even run in from the car when it's raining.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

  9. #9
    Stay puffed, baby.
    Duncans Donuts's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    2,776
    Rep Points
    1299648

    To train to be fast, you must move as fast as possible. This would mean you don't want to use weight training to do anything but gain strength, whereas to become fast you must perform moves specifically to what you hope to achieve. Specific means exact; not similar.
    "in the howling bleeding nights, the dogs plunge into the Volga and swim desperately to gain the other bank. The nights of Stalingrad are a terror for them. Animals flee this hell; the hardest stones cannot bear it for long; only men endure."

  10. #10
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    318
    Rep Points
    10

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Mabry
    You need to work on


    1)Sprinting form-I will guarantee you are off by at least a bit on this and this can mean a world of difference time-wise. Form runs and tempo runs are good, but work on form sprints before tempo. The basic jyst of this is to start with good form going very slow and gradually getting correct form at faster speeds.

    2)Explosiveness-Explosive lifts and plyos

    3)Limit Strength-Work on deep squats and such.
    i strongly agree with Dale..

    just today for the last 10 seconds of a 5 miniutes run we sprinted. Previous id be a good 2 seconds behind him... this time im 2 seconds ahead of him and it was a result of good sprinting form and squatting and all around leg exercises. Believe it or not i have shin splints too. But i have to emphasize the enitre leg workout.. everything buttox, quads, hams , calves and if you can shins. Also backwards cardio helps...also burns more calories

Similar Threads

  1. better & faster
    By Chrisotpherm in forum World-Pharma
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-30-2011, 10:34 AM
  2. getting faster...?
    By michael_s1988 in forum Training
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 11-21-2006, 09:54 AM
  3. Faster car
    By Vieope in forum Open Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-16-2005, 07:11 PM
  4. How to get off faster
    By THEMYTH in forum Sexual Health
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-31-2004, 08:18 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
-->