Good answers. Sprints, high intensity intervals. To get quick one has to train that way. One trains the way they play. Work at max for a short period, rest, then do it again. That’s the best way that I know to develop speed and power. Power = work x distance/time. Make it fast. And work at max.
There are several components to developing speed/quickness. It would take quite some time to explain it all. And it is not something you can learn with one question or answer. And most of us that could answer your question properly, spent a lot of time, money, and effort in acquiring that ability. I would recommend that you put in the time and research to gain greater knowledge as well.
Genetics play a huge role. But as a high school basketball player, my main issue was that I was a little to slow to play guard, even though I had the skill set. My coach worked on lower body training and running form with me throughout the season and my 40 time improved by nearly a full second by the end of the season. So work on the lower body muscles and your form and PRACTICE and you will definitely notice a change.
Hope this helps,
Hi Ryan. Speed is a combination of genetics and training. Some people are simply born with more fast twitch muscles (those contributing to speed) than others. But, through proper training, almost everyone can improve their speed. This does not mean that everyone will run like an Olympian, but what I like to say is that it will make the person a faster version of THEMSELVES.
Speed requires strength, so a basic building block is getting stronger – particularly in the lower body. Once the requisite strength has been achieved then such contributing factors as improved ‘ground-force-production,’ improved stride FREQUENCY, incorporating good arm action, etc are all necessary. Drills such as overspeed training and plyometric training can help in this regard.
The issue of speed is a very complex topic and I would suggest getting more in-depth information on this topic through research.
I hope that this helps.