A TOTAL SPRINT-TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MAXIMUM STRENGTH, POWER, SPRINT SPEED & CORE STRENGTH
by Jim Hiserman, C.S.C.S
The recent article on 400/800 lactate tolerance workouts for 400 sprinters brings up the differing opinions of SHORT TO LONG vs. LONG TO SHORT philosophies.
I am currently consulting former athletes who are now in the “higher volume, shorter rests, slower speeds builds strength” type programs. While the concept of “building speed/strength endurance” through this method of training for 400 meters has been strengthened by the Clyde Hart approach, it is necessary to re-visit the PROVEN PRINCIPLES of Speed Development that apply to the 400 meters as well.