The lead leg should drive upward with the foot crossing up and over the opposite knee. The thigh of the lead leg should be parallel to the track, while the foot is extended forward and the ankle maintained in a … Continue reading →
The torso should remain square to the track with no twisting or rotating motion. The hips should be slightly tucked in to provide more lift for the legs and abs should be tight.
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 head should be held upright with eyes focusing down the track. The head should be in a neutral position where there is no tension or strain felt in the neck. You can test this by slightly tilting the head … 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 →