One of the main things that decide winning or losing in a sprint is how fast you can get off the starting block.
You need to respond to the sound of the starting gun and move as fast as you can to increase your chances of finishing in the first position.
Luckily, you can improve this response.
Here are somesprinting training drills that can help you improve your reaction time and get off the block the fastest.
Starting line practice is one of the most commonsprinting exercises that can improve your reaction time.
Stand at an arbitrary starting line and ask a friend to stand in a position where you cannot see them. Then, ask them to make a sound (like clapping) randomly. Your task is to sprint ahead in response to the sound signal, getting off the starting line as quickly as you can.
Get back to the starting position and repeat the drill as many times as you can manage.
It is one of the best sprinting drills for speedas well as agility and reaction time. Place 10 cones in a zigzag arrangement so that they are around 2 meters from each other.
Mark a starting line 10 meters from the first cone. Ask a friend to stand where you cannot see them and give you a signal for starting the sprint by clapping their hands.
Your goal here is to:
For this drill, lie down on your stomach and position a friend at around 30 meters from you. Ask them to command you, and when they do, you need to get up as fast as possible and run to them.
Ask them to keep changing their position every time so that you do not know where you’ll have to go and when you’ll have to move.