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. The scope of applicable content will be of particular interest to coaches, athletes, and students. Boasting a comprehensive video library and a series of example periodised plans, readers will learn how to devise effective strength training programs for any athlete-from the recreational to elite performer. Learn all about: * How to elicit key physiological adaptations necessary for improving strength, power and ultimately speed * The biomechanics of sprinting during the acceleration and maximum velocity phases * The associations of strength qualities with performance during different sprint phases * How to design individual strength training sessions * The periodisation of strength training for speed development.