Category Archives: Sprints and Hurdles

Usain’s Start….Not a Lightning Bolt

Usain Bolt finished 3rd at the 2017 IAAF World Championships recently in London, England, which was his first defeat at a major championship final in several years. However, from start to finish Bolt covered the 100-meter distance faster than any of his competitors; so, Bolt was the fastest runner in the race but he did…

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Video Acceleration Drills for Speed

Download sample drill (A-Skip) for free to use with coaching apps Get more downloads and on-line access to videos with Digital Membership Sprint Training Acceleration Drills Dynamic Drills For Warm Up Acceleration march Acceleration skip Acceleration run Acceleration run build up Acceleration run sprint Acceleration build up Acceleration bounding Acceleration Drills and Training Sample Dynamic…

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Hurdle Training Block Start Video

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Sprint Acceleration Training Video

Usain Bolt’s coach Glen Mills believes in sprint training drills, “Athletes tend to reverse to their old habits when put under pressure or when running at maximum velocity. Like helping an actor learning a part, coaches have to continuously react and replay and redo the drills, getting the athlete to run over and over in…

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Hurdle Technique and Training Progression

Hurdle Training Progressions   Beginner Hurdle Step Patterns3 Step Hurdling8.00m or less between hurdles1.90m – 2.00m at takeoff before the hurdle.80m – .90m at touchdown after the hurdle1.90m average stride between hurdles (less stride length than sprinting)Set the hurdle distances to accomplish 3 step patternHurdle Height RecommedationsStart low and build up6 – 18″ for beginners 24…

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