Push off hard with front leg to create an exploding movement of the body. The first step of the back leg should reach past the start line. The front leg should be fully extended. Drive the opposite arm of the back leg … Continue reading →
A strong core is important for any athlete and especially for sprinters. Core training can be performed on a daily basis or at least 2 to 3 times a week. One of the best ways to get in a core … Continue reading →
Basic Drills for Sprinters: “A” Skip Drills “B” Skip Drills Butt Kicks High Knees Backward Run Carioca with High Knee Cross Over
There are 3 energy systems that runners have to be aware of and each system has to be trained a specific way. The 3 energy systems: ATP – PC (Adenosine Triphosphate Phosphocreatine) or referred to as the Power system (phosphagen) … Continue reading →
The hips should be raised above shoulder level. The angle created with the front leg should be 90 – 100° and the angle of the back leg should be 120 – 130°. The toes should just touch the track and … Continue reading →
The hands should be placed along the staring line a little wider than shoulder width apart. The thumb and the index finger of each hand should be split wide and aligned along the starting line with the other fingers curled … Continue reading →
The first step to the block start is to determine which leg is the power leg and which leg is your speed leg. This is important because the power leg will be placed in the front block and used to … Continue reading →
The first phase of any sprint is the start, commonly referred to as the Block Start. The next series of blogs will cover the Block Start technique for sprinters.