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Speed Training

Setting up for Speed: Base, Balance and Angles

Over the past five years, I’ve made a concerted effort to become a better coach of speed and agility exercises. I’ve read books, purchased products, and actively sought out some of the best speed coaches in the world. Just looking back at our own seminars here at IFAST, we’ve brought in Boo Schexnayder, Lee Taft, […]

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4 More Highly Effective Tips for Top Speed Training

Note from MR: This is part two of a series on top-speed training by Travis Hansen. Enjoy! In the previous article, I reviewed or introduced to you the value of 4 specific speed tactics, which will help you or your athletes develop greater horsepower at the top end of a sprint.  You also saw how […]

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4 Highly Effective Top Speed Training Tips

Note from MR: Travis Hansen is a guy who knows a thing or two about speed training.  I always enjoy reading his materials, and I often pick-up a thing or two that I can immediately add to make my own speed sessions better. In this article, Travis covers four tips you can use to improve your […]

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Physical Preparation with Ty Terrell

Ty Terrell is a guy I’ve known for years. We first met years ago when we attended one of our IFAST seminars with Lee Taft, and he stuck around long enough Bill and I ended up giving him a job at IFAST. But in all seriousness, Ty is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever […]

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31 Random Thoughts on Speed and Agility Training

Speed and agility training has been a focus of mine for several years now. Around 2010 I came to the realization that if I wanted to become a more complete coach, a true physical preparation coach, that I had to get better at programming conditioning and coaching speed and agility work. Since then, I’ve made […]

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Physical Preparation with Lee Taft

Lee Taft is a guy that has been absolutely integral in my development as a physical preparation coach. While I’ve always been comfortable around the weights, a topic like speed and agility requires someone to mentor you, and in many ways, Lee has been that mentor for me. In this episode, we’re going to discuss […]

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Dissecting the Wall Drill

When it comes to speed development, no topic is more polarizing than the wall drill. (Except maybe the speed ladder, but that’s a discussion for another day.) Some coaches love wall drills and use them as their go-to tool when teaching acceleration mechanics. Others feel that they are absolutely worthless, and would never consider using […]

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Physical Preparation with Loren Landow

Loren Landow is a guy I got turned on to a few years back from my good friend Joe Kenn, and needless to say, he’s a wealth of knowledge and someone I deeply respect. In this show, Loren and I talk about his journey in the world of physical preparation, his best cues and drills […]

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Physical Preparation with Nick Winkelman

In this episode of the Physical Preparation Podcast I have Nick Winkelman from EXOS, formerly known as Athlete’s Performance. Nick is the head of the Combine Development program at EXOS, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D in coaching science In this show, Nick and I cover his deeply rooted story for getting into physical preparation, […]

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Physical Preparation with Derek Hansen

Derek Hansen is one of my go-to resources when it comes to speed training and physical preparation. This guy has been around some true legends in our game – Al Vermeil, Al Miller, and the incomparable Charlie Francis to name just a few – and I guarantee you can learn a thing or two from […]

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What is Athleticism?

What is Athleticism

by Ty Terrell, IFAST Coach Who do you think of when you think “athletic”? Is it LeBron James? Russell Westbrook? What about a gymnast – is he/she athletic? And one more question: Who is more athletic – Stephen Curry or Russell Westbrook? You said Westbrook didn’t you? I don’t blame you. But let’s define what […]

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How Do You Get FAST?

Ever since I’ve been in the strength and conditioning/physical preparation field, I’ve had people come to me with the goal of getting faster. As we all know, in the sports world, speed kills. One of the most common things you hear when an athlete moves to the next level (i.e. high school to college, college […]

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5 Thoughts on Sprinting

I’m a huge believer that if you really want to understand something, you need to teach others what you’ve learned. While sprinting may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Mike Robertson*, I’m totally ok with that. (*Side Note: One of my new goals in life should be to […]

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Travis Hansen Interview

Following up on Monday’s post about sprint training, I wanted to interview Travis Hansen of the Reno Speed School to dig a bit deeper into his sprint training methodology. Enjoy! Travis, thanks for taking the time to be with us here today. Could you start by telling us a little bit about yourself? My pleasure […]

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3 Cues for Better Sprinting

Note from MR: As many of you know, I’ve spent a ton of time the past couple of years learning about speed. As you can imagine, this is a massive topic – and one I’ve really only scratched the surface on. However, one of the more complete manuals I’ve come across is Travis Hansen’s “Speed […]

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