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acceleration sprint

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A special form of sprint training in which running speed is gradually increased from jogging to striding and, finally, to sprinting at maximum pace. Each component is usually about 50 m long. Acceleration sprints are a good form of anaerobic training. They are a particularly effective means of emphasizing and maintaining the technical components of the sprint action as speed increases. The progressive nature of acceleration sprinting reduces the risk of muscle injury.

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