“My kid needs to get faster. What should they do?”

I get this question a lot. “My kid needs to get faster. What should they do?” I try not to overcomplicate my reply, “they need to run fast.” “How fast?” “As fast as they possibly can.” 


As a society we tend to overcomplicate things. Pretty much in all facets of our lives. If you want to get better at something you have to do that thing, and do it a lot. Almost daily.

You’re not going to be your personal best at chess by playing checkers. Will checkers help develop neural pathways in your brain that will help make you better at chess? Sure, but at the end of the day you need to play a lot of chess to get better at, well, chess.  You’re also not going to be your best at running fast unless you run fast! Easy, right? 

 At Project Athlete our goals are simple. Make athletes better athletes.


By making them faster, stronger, and more resilient to injury.

We do this by running fast, lifting weights (getting stronger), training explosively (plyometrics), and increasing range of motion through mobility/flexibility drills. These activities are tracked over time to make sure we are getting better and moving the needle in the right direction.  That’s athletic development in a nutshell. 

If you or someone you know wants to get faster and become a better athlete come run fast with us this year. 

Contact us at info@projectathletedc.com to set up your first session.

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