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Old 02-21-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default Do lifting weights make you faster ?

By lifting weights will that make u faster and how ??

and does jump roping help
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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It will make you stronger and more powerful, which in turn will make you better in practice, which in turn will make you faster, so yes, it does. And why does everyone think Jump roping is like this amazing thing for runners, I have seriously done it once in my life, and i'm pretty sure it made me just hate ropes, not run a billion times faster.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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i was just always taught it made u faster lol
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:34 PM   #4
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I jump rope all the time. I find it makes me more agile and less clumsy. I also count a lot when I am running and jumping rope so it helps me in that aspect as well.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:14 PM   #5
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Yes. Lifting weights and sprinting both require the use of fast-twitch muscle fibers. Lifting will improve sprint performance.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:57 PM   #6
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The other aspect of that of course being that jump rope helps to increase your endurance so for the track events this can be a huge bonus. It is a great cardiac activity, and cardiac fitness benefits you across the board.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:54 AM   #7
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do u think by haning good abdominal muscles will help u run faster
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:00 PM   #8
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Weights definitely makes you faster by allowing your muscles to work better. I definitely don't like jumping rope but it does help as well and is great for many things. As long as you're not ending up whacking yourself with the rope once you learn to do it properly its just like any other training drill.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:35 PM   #9
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I was taught by my high school football coach that strong abs will help with running and vice versa. I don't know if there's any science behind it, but I wouldn't be surprised if the two were interelated.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:52 PM   #10
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Yes, weights use fast twitch muscles, but it also bulks you up. Part of running is having your brain develop the synapse to control your muscles, so sprinting is best to get use to sprinting faster and faster. Simply boring your brain out doing weights only makes your mind get used to doing these slow weight trainings.

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Old 03-26-2008, 11:52 PM   #11
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I was taught by my high school football coach that strong abs will help with running and vice versa. I don't know if there's any science behind it, but I wouldn't be surprised if the two were interelated.
I guess it helps you balance...
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:11 AM   #12
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Not just balance. The muscles in the abdomen are used in the motion of raising the leg (from the hip). So having strong and fast muscles there will help you increase the speed with which you can complete that part of the running motion and also the power.
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