I'd love to see that article if you can find it
Hey, I play on the wing now, I think I'm 3rd fastest following our full back and scrum half/wing/center. I'm 5"10 and weigh 74kilos / 162lb. Anyway to the point, I want to increase my speed.
At the moment, I spend a large proportion of my time in the gym on my legs, do interval training when I have time (rarely unfortunately) and do plyo's. Does anyone know any specific exercises, drills etc. that are good for increasing running speed?
Sprinting excersize is very similar to weight training. Your body reacts to it the same. So, building your leg muscles is definitely a positve step. Also, you mentioned Plyometric exercises. These will help develop your quick twitch muscle fibers. So, do exercises like box jumps, and tiyre runs.