Warm Up Exercises

Warm Up Drills For Athletes Why Warm Up Athletes need to warm up for specific activities in the training session. Warm up drills are designed to prepare the body for the training session and improve the athlete’s ability to perform at a high level. Proper warm up exercises will help develop the five bio-motor abilities as…

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Strength Training For Distance Runners

Strength For Runners Why Strength Training For Distance Running? Injury prevention General strength Enhance mobility and flexibility Improve running technique Develop aerobic capacity with consideration of the anaerobic energy system. Transfer of Training Affect Improve running performance by specific training for distance running. For example, if improved performance in training does not positively reflect in…

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Strength Training For Track and Field

Strength Training Program Design Terms and Planning Work Capacity: The ability to repeat sub-maximal efforts. In the speed and power events, medicine ball and plate circuits and Olympic lifting combination exercises address work capacity in the weight room. Event specific training exercises can also improve work capacity. Work capacity is part of the initial preparation…

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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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General Strength Training

Types of General Strength Exercises Boo Schexnayder USTFCCA Lead Instructor, Team USA Olympic Coach www.sacspeed.com • Calisthenics are simple, gross body movements. Often these exercises involve body positions that create resistance or challenge ranges of motion. These exercises are typically arranged into circuits, with specified work and rest intervals. This type of work is commonly used…

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