I really opened a can of worms in my quest to find the fastest 40 yard dash ever on video.
Here is Jason Hadeed from Elite Athlete Training Systems and his 4 and a half minute video on how to improve your 40 yard dash. It’s fairly basic, but if you pick up a tip or two that will help you run a faster 40 yard dash, great!
In my days of youth and speed, I was constantly told flick my hand a tiny fraction of a second before moving my feet. The theory was the CNS travels from your brain to your arms and hands first, before the impulse to exert pressure on the feet.
I was also told to drive my elbows down, and not back, as one may assume this is the proper running mechanics.
The third tip was to stay low for the first 10 yards. You want to be in a good position for acceleration, similar to an airplane or jet taking off on a runway. John Smith makes a very good analogy on his Inside the Training Videos.
And that was it!
So if you really wanted a fast 40 time, flick the hand first, drive the elbows down, and stay low for the first 10 yards. That’s it, that’s my eBook, and it won’t cost you a cent.
The original video can be found here on YouTube.