Hey guys! Here are a few 60 yard dash tips that can hopefully help you run a faster 60 yard dash in to time.
Use less static stretches and more dynamic warm ups to get loose
Static stretching actually reduces power output. I feel that athletes could do better by preparing for practice while doing a dynamic warm up that moves from basic, low intensity movements to faster, more explosive movements as the muscles loosen up. You want to simulate movements that athletes will go through in practice or a game. What happens when you try and stretch a cold rubber band? In a way, you can think about your muscles the same way.
Lift quick and lift heavy
Understanding the importance of sports specific straining and recognizing it’s connection to the 60 yard dash was what I believe allowed me to experience progression in my 60 yard dash time.
I spent more time finding a balance with lifting weights that were heavy enough to induce the process of muscle breakdown and growth within my lower body. Not only did this increase the power within my legs, it released powerful natural growth hormones which induced growth and strength throughout my body.
Get a good stretch in after a warm shower
I loved stretching after a hot shower. Because of the heat and water, your muscles are much more supple and ready for further stretching. It’s during this time that you can expand and go beyond your normal range of motion. This will also lessen tha chance of sports related injury and promote better rest and recovery. Which leads to the next tip;)
Get the right kind of rest
If you are looking to see some improvement in your 60 yard dash, you will have to be willing to make some sacrifices. This means listening to your body, and giving it the rest it is telling you it needs!!!!
Eat the right kinds of foods
Your body is your temple. How it functions is a direct outcome of the types of foods you put in it. Your recovery has a lot do do with the types of foods you eat as well. The best place to start is to experiment with alkaline foods that help support recover in the least amount of time.
Run with someone faster than you
This was a great way for me to get faster. I love the competitive nature of running against someone I aspired to run as fast as. Not only was this motivating, but it gave me a reference point of where I needed to be.
Think long strides not quick steps
I had a horrible habit of making short quick strides while running. It took me a while to actually relax my mind and body so that I was able to elongate my stride, and increase the lenght I was traveling.
It’s not about being fast, but quick and powerful.
Take these quick 60 yard dash tips, and run with them! No pun intended;p
Watch the 60 yard dash interview here with Thurman Hendrix here
Make sure you watch the full interview so that no leaf gets unturned as you prepare for your next 60 yard dash! Good luck!
Remember: It’s not always about natural speed. It could be the smallest adjustments with your mental approach as well as little tricks that could be the difference between 2-3 tenths of a seconds.