Category Archives: Sprints and Hurdles

Strength Training For Speed and Power

Training Speed and Power Events Track Events: 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 110 m Hurdles, 100 m Hurdles, 400 m Hurdles Field Events: Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault, High Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer Terms to Know For Speed and Power Strength – The ability of the neuromuscular system to produce force. (Sub-maximal, maximal and relative) Rate…

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How to Use Starting Blocks

Whether you watch the greatest sprinters of all-time like Usain Bolt and Carl Lewis, or high school sprinters: the start is a key factor for a great race and it all begins out of the blocks. Starting blocks are used in the sprinting events up to 400 meters and both hurdle races in track and…

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Track and Field Plyometrics

Plyometric Training for Track and Field Athletes Many track and field athletes use plyometric training; it is commonly associated with jumping activities for all athletes. THE PURPOSE To improve speed, power, rhythm, event specific strength and endurance: depending on the exercises, recovery period and repetitions. THE SCIENCE Plyometrics work because the exercises improve the rate…

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