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 →
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 →
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 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.
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 →