In the sporting world, everyone wants to be faster. This book demonstrates how to structure an evidence-based, progressive strength training program that will accelerate you toward your speed goals with maximum power and efficiency.

Speed is integral to the successful performance of individuals and teams in most sports: knowledge of the ways in which high-performance athletes train to develop this quality is key.

Strength Training for Speed is a one-stop resource for coaches and athletes looking to enhance sprinting performance through effective strength training methods. The latest scientific research is used to underpin training solutions presented within this book, including strength programs followed by international level athletes.

James Wild is a performance consultant in professional sport and a lecturer in interdisciplinary applied sport science. Using a blend of physical preparation and biomechanics techniques with skill acquisition and motor learning principles, James has worked with coaches and athletes across a full spectrum of abilities, including medal athletes and teams at major international competitions.