Training High School Cross Country Runners What happens when the cross country regular season begins varies tremendously among the top programs. Some have succeeded with high mileage programs (this term includes distances from 50 miles per week to well over 100). Others emphasize fast runs, and still others base their workouts on a very small […]
Sprint training programs include drills and exercises specifically designed to improve speed and explosive power to maximize athletic performance. Yes, sprinters will benefit from this acceleration program but so will all types of athletes that need speed and explosion during a competition. Acceleration Sprint Training – Line Drills Acceleration training is designed to get the […]
Long Jump Landing Technique After the peak of the jump, the arms sweep forward and down to the hips. The feet are extended out until the jumper hits the sand. The knees and hips absorb the impact of the landing as the body continues to move forward. Then the legs straighten in front of the […]
Discus Throw Training Tips Develop technique with drills and easy throw Improve release mechanics with stand throws and ½ turns Break the throw up into parts with and without releases Train timing and rhythm with throws at various intensities Focus on technique at practice Stay in the ring during training Non-throwing drills for the discus […]
Tempo Training For Runners What is Tempo Training? Tempo training is also known as lactate threshold and anaerobic threshold training. Threshold pace is the effort level just below which the body’s ability to clear lactate, a by-product of carbohydrate metabolism, can no longer keep up with lactate production. Toby Tanser, the author of Train Hard, […]
Shot Put Coaching The purpose of the glide is to enable the thrower to get in an optimal power position to deliver the implement with more velocity directed into the shot than from a standing put. Gains of 10% to 20% from the standing throw are expected which could be the difference between first place […]
Athletes need to train for speed by running fast, with long recovery periods and a gradual increase in training volume. Training on the track for sports that require an explosive, quick burst of speed. Acceleration training, speed training, and resistance runs should be trained in conjunction with explosive movements such as weight training, plyometric jumps […]
The high energy phosphagen energy system and the glycolytic energy system are used to preserve ATP when ATP is used rapidly. When ATP resynthesizes at a low rate, the aerobic metabolic pathway can maintain a constant ATP level via oxidation.