Buyer's Guide to Speed Workout Accessories
When buying a speed workout accessory, aimed at achieving an improvement in running technique, the main factor to bear in mind is the purpose for which it was created: stamina workouts, balance workouts, etc.
A routine of balance exercises, besides giving the sportsperson greater concentration, also offers stability through the activation and strengthening of different muscles, as you have to keep the same position over a prolonged period. During a run, changing direction involves a loss of stability in the joints and balance workouts strengthen these joints and achieve an improvement in technique.
Stamina is the mental and physical capacity of an athlete to resist fatigue and the capacity to keep up your effort levels for as long as possible. This aspect is fundamental for all physical activity and so, accessories such as elastic exercise bands are useful in this sense. Training with an elastic band improves power and strength, and the greater the tension used during exercises, the higher the peaks in power that can be reached when running.
Acceleration is considered the most important motor capacity of the speed runner, and the main acceleration indicator is the length of stride, which mainly depends on the strength of the legs. Therefore, in order to work on acceleration you have to carry out specific strength exercises.