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 →
The back should remain in a straight line. The head should be slightly tucked in and eyes should be focused at a point about 3 feet in front of the start line.
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 →
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 front block should be placed 2 steps, toe to heel, from the start line. The back block should be placed 3 steps, toe to heel, from the start line. This is not an exact science but is a good … 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.