What your game can learn from... Rugby Union

How to add another gear to your speed with Harlequins and British Lions speedster Ugo Monye

Add a spring to your step
“It’s important to align your knees and toes. Every time you put your foot down you apply a force and if everything is aligned going forward, you can use the energy to spring forward. The more energy you exert into the ground, the bigger the spring and the faster you can run.”
 
Running: just like riding a bike
“You need good hip flexors and abs to run quickly. It is much the same principle as on a bike: the quicker you rotate your hips and legs, the faster you are. It is so important to have that core strength to enable you to run fast, and good technique will stop you picking up knocks.”
 
Use your arms as pendulums
“Arms propel you forward with momentum. Your legs move as fast as your arms can, so train your arms to move quickly and you’ll generate more momentum and increase your speed. Look at sprinters: they have massive upper bodies. Their arms act as pendulums.”

For more tips see:
What your game can learn from... Boxing
What your game can learn from... Long Jump
What your game can learn from... The Olympics
What your game cane learn from... Hurdling
What your game can learn from... Handball
What you can learn from... Hockey
What you can learn from... Snooker
What your game can learn from... Darts
What you can learn from... Rugby League
What your game can learn from... Long distance running
What you can learn from... Cycling

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