A precise formula for determining relay marks removes the guesswork. All that’s needed is timing runners during the final part of the incoming leg and the acceleration phase of the outgoing leg. The formula can even be tweaked to make your team more aggressive.
Recent developments in training technology now make it possible to develop every swimmer more accurately, no matter how many are sharing a lane. This individual training and testing—in addition conventional interval training—enables the measurement of an array of swimming velocities. Workouts can now be precisely calibrated to generate improvement.
Many coaches misunderstand eccentric training. Several myths that have developed over the years often prevent its implementation. Recent research helps shed light on these myths and encourages coaches to take advantage of its numerous benefits.
Using thin cord wrapped around a drum, the 1080 Sprint provides a wealth of useful information on the built-in computer and a variety of useful applications. It manipulates any aspect of sprinting with a single keystroke. And it is likely to ease your reservations about over-speed training.
The new kBox 3 updates and improves upon flywheel training to offer eccentric/concentric work in a compact, lightweight form. The accompanying kMeter allows this work to be quantified. Accelerated hypertrophy gains and orthopedic safety are among its chief assets.
Integrating weighted sleds into your training program can become another method of helping your athletes to run faster. These five workouts provide ways of realizing that objective as well as offering sufficient variety to keep your athletes’ interest and levels of motivation high. But you have to ensure that you don’t overload them as your object is developing speed rather than strength. You need careful observation and accurate timing to produce optimal load levels.
Eccentric exercises are movements that lengthen muscle under tension, usually creating an adaptation that improves performance. Great interest in this type of training is making a comeback thanks to the work of Cal Dietz, but earlier work of Ian King who promoted a structured tempo of training really accelerated the popularity of manipulating contractile dynamics of training.
Sleep is important for human health and optimal function. In this article, Craig Pickering looks at what sleep is, whether athletes need more, and gives some tips on how to improve sleep for athletes.
Once a mistake has happened, it’s important to react to it positively. Craig Pickering shares his personal story of being disqualified in the Olympic 4×100 relay for leaving early on an exchange, and elaborates on how mistakes can then be useful in illustrating where part of the process has gone wrong and needs to be corrected.
I’m addicted to speed. I love the transmutation of slow to fast. This is why I am a track coach and a speed coach. I’m excited to write this article because I’m going to use one of my track athletes to tell the story. Over a four year period, this athlete dropped from a 5.38 second 40 yard dash to 4.37 seconds.