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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 Dynamic Warm Up with Medicine Ball

When training with medicine balls keep in mind the objective of the exercise and the placement of the activities in the training routine. Medicine ball routines can develop strength, speed, stability, flexibility, technique and many other qualities that help athletes succeed. The following exercises are used as part of the warm up routine for athletes…

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Discus Throw Coaching Tips

Back of the Discus Circle WIND UP ▸ Weight balance ▸ Rotation of the shoulders ▸ Discus height ▸ Left leg drop and drive SINGLE SUPPORT (LEFT LEG) ▸ Left knee drop ▸ Right leg pick up and sweep ▸ Left arm inside the knee ▸ Discus height Drive to the Middle NO SUPPORT ▸…

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Video Spin Shot Put Stand Throw Review

Standing Throw: Teaching Progression Two handed chest pass: The athlete steps forward with the left leg and throws a light medicine ball. The thrower has the elbows out and the thumbs down for the chest pass throw. Next, the thrower can twist to the right and throw with more force from the right side. Crunch…

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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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