Speed Education

Speed Improvement Focus: KINEMATICS OF ASSISTED AND RESISTED SPRINTING AS COMPARED TO NORMAL FREE SPRINTING IN TRAINED ATHLETES

KINEMATICS OF ASSISTED AND RESISTED SPRINTING AS COMPARED TO NORMAL FREE SPRINTING IN TRAINED ATHLETES

J Steven LeBlanc and Pierre L Gervais

Sports Biomechanics Lab, University of Al

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Speed Improvement Focus: A REVIEW OF TRAINING THEORIES ON PERIODIZATION FOR SPRINTERS

A REVIEW OF TRAINING THEORIES ON PERIODIZATION FOR SPRINTERS

Michael A. Young  - Ohio UniversityRead More

Speed Improvement Focus: THE USE OF HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR ATHLETES

THE USE OF HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR ATHLETES

The vitamin and herbal supplement industry is big business in this country with annual sales exceeding $23 billion and involving over 40,000 products. A 15-year old law permits supplements to enter the market without the approval o

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Speed Improvement Focus: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HIP EXTENSOR AND HIP FLEXOR MUSCLES IN SPRINTING

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HIP EXTENSOR AND HIP FLEXOR MUSCLES IN SPRINTING

The hip extensors and the hip flexors are the strongest muscle groups within the lower extremity. The extensors are the primary movers, by acceleration, of the body’s center of gravity. The prime movers

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Speed Improvement Focus: HOW EFFECTIVE IS SPRINT-RESISTED TRAINING

HOW EFFECTIVE IS SPRINT-RESISTED TRAINING

Resistance during the sprinting action in the form of weighted body suits (pants, shirts), sleds, parachutes, stretch cords, head winds, and staircase sprinting is commonly used in team sports. Studies examining the effects of such

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Speed Improvement Focus: PRIMER ON PERIODIZATION

PRIMER ON PERIODIZATION

By Tudor O. Bompa, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

As a very important training concept, Periodization is not, as many people may believe, a new discovery. As exemplified by Flavius Philostratus (AD 170-245), a Greek philosopher and sporting enthus

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Speed Improvement Focus: SPEED IMPROVEMENT AND STAGES OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

SPEED IMPROVEMENT AND STAGES OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

A main concern of most parents is how to identify training progrms that are both safe and effective for their young athlete. The first step in answering this question is for parents to determine the current developmental

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Speed Improvement Focus: SPRINT MECHANICS REVISITED

SPRINT MECHANICS REVISITED

By Jeff L. Hoskisson
Assistant Track Coach
Western Michigan University

What makes one sprinter faster than another? Much of the discussion today centers around the different training methods used to achieve faster speeds. One

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Speed Improvement Focus: THE 100-METER DASH

THE 100-METER DASH: Summary Training Recommendations from Start to Finish

Developing a complete training program for the 100-meter dash is a much more complicated task than meets the eye. At first glance, it appears that it is merely an all-out sprint as athletes attempt to

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Speed Improvement Focus: BASIC SPRINTING

BASIC SPRINTING

By Jess Jarver

From time to time there is a need to go back to the accepted fundamentals of an event. For this reason we present in the following text the basics of sprinting to assist young athletes and novice coaches. The article is an extract from

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