Stand in front of the blocks while facing down the track. Back into the blocks and place the front foot in the front block and then place the back foot in the back block. The toes of each foot should … 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.
The arms should be relaxed and bent at about a 90° angle. The arms should swing in unison with the opposite leg – this is thought to help drive the leg. The arms should swing up to about face level … Continue reading →
First and foremost, the shoulders should remain relaxed. The shoulders should not twist or rotate but remain square to the track. The shoulders will act as a pivot point for the arms to swing. … Continue reading →
The first place to start is the overall body position during the sprint. The body should be straight up and erect. You should feel like there is a string leading through the body from the feet and out of the … Continue reading →
Whether you compete in the 100m, 200m, or 400m sprint, it is important to learn the proper sprint technique and body mechanics. Each body part and movement from head to toe, when performed correctly, combines to allow the sprinter to … Continue reading →