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Speed Training for Athletes

The off-season is a perfect time to develop speed in athletes. Athletes can deemphasize event specific skills and focus on speed training that will benefit all sports that require speed and quickness. Speed training can benefit both non-endurance based sports and endurance based sports.  Here are some great workouts to develop speed that world-class sprinters …

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General Circuits

Circuit ideas for speed and power athletes with limited access to equipment. General Training 1 Warm Up   Forward skipping 30m Backward skipping 30m Easy bounding 30m Straight leg bounding 30m Lateral side shuffle 30m High knee jogging 30m Skipping for height 30m Skipping for distance 30m Lateral carioca with high knee 30m Dynamic straight …

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Javelin Training Plan

Training ideas for the javelin throw by Scott Cappos Day 1: Javelin, Jumps and Sprints Javelin or Specific Throws x20 1-3 steps (javelin or single arm ball) x20 short approach (javelin or single arm ball) x10 long to full approach — or x30 2 arm MB 3-5 step throws Jumps and Sprints Standing triple jump …

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Transfer of Training in Sports

Exercise Transfer in Sports How movements transfer to athletic performance is part of the evaluation process in exercise selection. The goal of any program is to use exercises with a positive transfer of training. Exercises that relate to the athletic qualities needed for an event will have the highest transfer rate. Modern training programs emphasize …

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Olympic Lifting for Track and Field

Olympic lifting involves the entire body generating force from the ground up very similar to many of the track and field events. Force summation and firing order is an important part of proper timing and movement coordination in olympic lifting and track and field events. Athletes learn how to summon force quickly maximizing the rate …

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What Makes An Olympian?

Pathway to Excellence: A View on the Athletic Development was a study by the United States Olympic Committee that surveyed Olympians about motivational and influencing factors in their development (Reward & Snyder, 2014). Most Olympians competed in several sports through secondary school, only to specialize in college or at the professional level; in fact, 88% of …

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