Question by  Salinda (48)

What can you tell me about training for a 40 yard dash?

I need training ideas for a 40 yard dash.


Answer by  HawaiianGirl (6906)

When training for a forty yard dash you must build up your stamina, endurance, and speed. Build up your cardio by doing running, sprinting, jump ropes, etc. You can also practice running a 40 yard dash to increase your speed over time.


Answer by  spragoo (1500)

You want to build up explosive speed, so in the weight room do leg presses and calf raises. On the field run 80 yard dashes for 2 weeks, then drop down to the 40 yard dash. It will seem the 40 yards are that much smaller.


Answer by  Joe3737 (89)

You can try running the 40 with a weighted vest or , if you have one nearby , running the 40 up a hill. Another idea would be to have a friend trailing you and pulling on a rope tied to a harness or around you giving resistance. Anything that will strenghten your legs and core muscles.


Answer by  speedy (13)

In training for my high school track team we applied various techniques to improve our completion times. In regards to a 40 yard dash I would suggest a three teired approach. Try running the distance on three different medium. I would suggest sand/soft ground, shallow water, and a slight incline for a couple weeks prior to competition.


Answer by  lynxlevy1 (160)

It will develop agility and speed.It will also help in making bones and muscles strong because of the running training.

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