VIDEO: Houston-area trainer gets high school athletes to run over 20 miles per hour

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Published 7:46 am, Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Good luck catching up to Winter Brogan and Tatiana Delgado … unless you can run up to 20 mph. Both girls are standout sprinters at Atascocita High School and can be seen putting their speed to the test in a couple jaw-dropping Facebook videos.

Derrick Blaylock‘s Armed Sports Performance works with not only high schoolers but athletes of all ages to reach their peak performance levels. The former NFL player and current sports trainer in the Humble area trains high school players to achieve more than they could have imagined.

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A pair of Facebook videos he recently shared shows Brogan and Delgado running at a high rate of speed, at least 20 miles per hour for six seconds, on treadmills while under his training regimen. The runners need to be able to have quick bursts and endurance for short periods of time.

Blaylock calls what Brogan and Delgado are experiencing in the gym overspeed training.

“Pushing the body to go faster than it thinks it can go, the brain remembers that speed and tries to mimic it,” Blaylock told on Monday. “It’s also a lot of form and technique. It’s a process.”

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“We also use it for general speed and also conditioning,” Blaylock added. Strength, agility, and plyometrics are also utilized. 

The hope is that the athletes’ bodies will be conditioned enough by these speed tests that it will translate into winning scores on the track.  Blaylock is known for being able to train anyone in any sport. He’s even started training some youngsters at the age of 7.

“Any sport you name we can train them,” Blaylock said. 

A standout at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Derrick Blaylock played in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets from 2002 until 2006. The Atlanta, Texas native retired before the beginning of the 2007 season with the Washington Redskins after being injured.

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