Strength Training Can't Improve Speed

Now what coach doesn't what their player(s) to be rapid? Pace is a term that is often used when describing the physical attributes of top athletes. Coaches, managers and pundits will wax lyricle about the 'pacey striker' but one of the challenges of working in performance sport is that sometimes you'll have to convince players and coaches that a short amount of time spent in the gym will actually have a positive impact on performance on the pitch, court, track.

Lifting can improve speed!

Many working in professional sport still believe that lifting doesn't have a place in physical preparation.

If you're faced with a coach or player that doesn't buy what you're telling them, drop a few nuggets in from a recent review which demonstrates nicely that time in the gym will improve sprint performance.