This is the first part of our new Workout Of The Month blog series where Eastbay will give you cutting-edge workout tips, sure to take your game to the next level.

11.15 WKT of the Month 2

Ask any athlete what they wish they had more of and nine times out of ten the word “speed” comes up.

Whether it comes in the first step, over a distance, or laterally — it’s all valuable. Whatever edge you can get speed wise over your opponent you should take.

This is where we come in to help, thanks to some speed training workouts from our partners at STACK.com.

Stride Length Training Drill: Forward Bounding

This drill is designed to help you improve the distance you cover between strides. Do four sets of 30 yards:

  1. Place two cones 30 yards apart.
  2. Line up at the first cone, and with force stride lengthily for 30 yards.
  3. Focus on extending your back leg out as you alternate steps.
  4. Only contact the ground with the balls of your feet.