Sprint Speed - Dr. Michael Yessis

by Dr. Yessis
Sprint Speed - Dr. Michael Yessis


In this course you will learn how you can significantly increase sprint speed without additional sprinting. It is a well proven method based on improved sprint technique and development of strength specific to the technique.

Session 1. Introduction and background
Session 2. Sprint technique (form)
Session 3. Muscle actions
Session 4. Strength training
Session 5. Explosive strength training
Session 6. The training program        


Chapter 1: Introduction to Sprint Speed
1 Introduction to Sprint Speed 1:00 2 How to Improve Speed: Specificity 0:53 3 Factors to Be Improved 0:35 4 About this Course: Duplication of Joint Actions 1:34 5 Overview: Training Specificity & Genetics 0:57 6 Training Determines Resultant Speed 0:45 7 Even the Best Sprinters Can Be Faster 1:14 8 Specialized Strength Exercises and Training Program 1:10
Chapter 2: Sprint Technique
9 Sprint Technique 1:20 10 Sprint Techniques Sequence Pictures 2:20 11 The Explosive Running Book 2:55 12 Support Phase 3:28 13 Pushoff Phase 5:09 14 Flight Phase 5:52 15 On Action & Force Creation 4:01
Chapter 3: Muscle Action in Sprinting
16 Introduction & Support Phase 3:49 17 Push-Off Phase 5:27 18 Flight Phase 0:45 19 Other Muscles & Actions 2:49 20 Arm Actions 3:14
Chapter 4: Strength Training for Sprint
21 Specificity of Exercise 4:50 22 General Strength Training, Foundation 1:45 23 Lower Body Strength Exercises 5:27 24 Upper Body Strength Exercises 3:24 25 Specialized Strength Exercises 5:16 26 Active Cords 1:31
Chapter 5: Explosive Exercises
27 Explosive Exercises 3:24 28 Explosive Power 3:05 29 Ankle Extension Exercises 4:02 30 Other Exercises and Getting More Explosive 2:11 31 Combination and Repeat Exercises 2:56 32 Pawback 3:05
Chapter 6: The Training Program
33 Basis of Training 1:39 34 The 1x20 Program 1:57 35 The Need for High Repetitions 2:55 36 Second & Third Phases 1:02 37 The Workout 1:47 38 Adaptation 2:29 39 Visualization - Drills 4:36

The Coach


Dr. Yessis

Founder of Sports Training, Inc, Professor Emeritus at Cal State


Dr. Michael Yessis received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and his B.S. and M.S. from City University of New York. He is president of Sports Training, Inc., a diverse sports and fitness company. Dr. Yessis is also Professor Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton.    

Dr. Yessis has served as training and technique consultant to several Olympic and professional teams. He is considered an authority in technique analysis and enhancement and the creation and application of specialized strength exercises to develop and improve physical abilities and sprinting is a leader in sprint analysis and enhancement with specialized strength exercises.    

Dr. Yessis has written 17 books in the sports and fitness field including Biomechanics and Kinesiology of ExerciseBuild A Better Athlete, Explosive Running, and his latest, The Revolutionary 1x20RM Strength Training Program.      

He is a contributor to Football Gridiron and has written more than 2,500 articles on fitness and sports training that have appeared in magazines such as Muscle & Fitness, Shape, Scholastic Coach, Fitness Management, National Strength and Conditioning Association Journal, Track and Field Coaches Review, Peak Performance, Running Times.      

Ratings and Reviews (2)

Kevin Morton

Refers to his book that he wants you to read often through the course. W/O the book course is useless.

Aug 29, 22 09:06 AM

Kevin Morton

Refers to his book that he wants you to read often through the course. W/O the book course is useless.

Aug 29, 22 09:06 AM

This Course Includes

24 hours on-demand video
Streaming from mobile and TV
Lifetime access
Certificate of completion
100% money back guarantee

Course Info

Rating: (2)
Caterory: Track and Field/Sprinting
Bookings: 166
Videos: 39