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Hamstring Training for Speed


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By James Smith, Director of Sports Programming

The posterior chain is a hot topic among strength and speed coaches. Everyone is beginning to understand the important role it plays in speed development, but not many coaches understand how to properly train it. James Smith, Juggernaut’s Program Director, explains in the following video which muscles are most responsible for power during different phases of a sprint and how those muscles are functioning during that time. Smith also explains why a very popular posterior chain exercise, the Glute Ham Raise, isn’t the best option for sprinters or athletes’ who perform lots of sprinting during their sport. We show you a superior hamstring training option using that doesn’t require any sort of special equipment, only a table and a partner. Watch the video below to learn more.

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